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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Final project: Husband-and-wife team bring ski journalism online

It’s a ski bum’s dream: Any given week in the wintertime, Heather and Greg Burke could be on top of a mountain anywhere in the country or world. In late March, they spent a few days at Big Sky Resort in Montana. In mid-April, they flew out to Austria to explore European ski resorts. Both …

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What skiers do in the summer

By the time the end of April comes around, it’s usually a sad time for skiers. Resorts close. Skis are packed away and placed in storage. Out come the sandals and the running sneakers for the summer months. There is, of course, the rare skier who can take a trip out to Europe for some …

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Ski safety: Why you should invest in a helmet

In class yesterday, we discussed new tools for journalists. One that caught my particular attention was Visual.ly, a database of Creative Commons data visualizations for use in blogs such as this one. While perusing the site, I stumbled across this graphic about the necessity of wearing helmets while skiing: Some of this information blew my …

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It’s winter again at Killington Ski Resort

As of one hour ago, Killington Ski Resort had 19 inches of fresh snow, with more on its way. The resort reopened its K-1 Gondola and 35 ski trails. It started snowing at Killington yesterday morning. The official Killington Twitter feed tweeted yesterday to its followers, “Dear @KillingtonMtn followers, wish you were here. #stillsnowing.” Recent pictures …

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Ski season not over yet – hello, spring skiing?

Usually once March swings around, it’s spring skiing season in the northeast. Ski resorts stay open until about some time in April (while some out west stay open through May or June). But this season’s especially mild winter has been hard on New England ski resorts. Katie Johnston wrote on Boston.com a few weeks ago: …

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Nieman fellow Wu Nan on Chinese journalism

For class last Thursday (March 29), we sat in on a talk with Wu Nan, a Chinese journalist who’s worked for both Chinese media outlets and the Wall Street Journal’s Chinese edition. She’s currently a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, no doubt to honor her contributions to investigative journalism in China. Wu said the censorship …

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