Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Clacker Actually Got Paid To Hold Forth? Stop Those Presses!

This morning we joined about 35 students at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester for a Student Media Workshop.

We were invited to lecture on the brave new world of blogging.

We know a little something about all that.

Also lecturing at the all day conference was NHPR's Brady Carlson (podcasting), attorney Greg Sullivan (1st Amendment), the Concord Monitor's Meg Heckman (newswriting), WMUR-TV's Andy Hershberger (broadcasting), Kevin Sperl (photography) and the Union Leader's Tom Lynch (layout design).

The AP's David Tirrell-Wysocki is the head of the Loeb School.

Built around the lectures is a Newsmaker interview with NH freshman Congressman Paul Hodes.

Which we will post later with the help of some students.

It's certainly "hands-on" around here.

But that's not even the best part (although the entire Loeb operation is pretty damn impressive).

The "best part" is that the Clacker actually got PAID to come before an audience and hold forth. Which we were not expecting (when we agreed to come and lecture we thought we were volunteering our time).

But now we find that we actually have the scratch to take our (lovely) girlfriend out to dinner.

Brave new world indeed.