Nov 19 2011

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"…but one of the mixed blessings of being [young] is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before." (Taken with Instagram at crossing the manhattan bridge, bathed briefly in light, reflected against the city, for a fleeting moment an onlooker of my own self held against an uncaring, ever-moving background.)

"…but one of the mixed blessings of being [young] is the conviction that nothing like this, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, has ever happened to anyone before." (Taken with Instagram at crossing the manhattan bridge, bathed briefly in light, reflected against the city, for a fleeting moment an onlooker of my own self held against an uncaring, ever-moving background.)


Nov 08 2011
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Not the reason we strive for great pieces, but I’d be lying if I said the recognition isn’t nice. (Taken with instagram)

Not the reason we strive for great pieces, but I’d be lying if I said the recognition isn’t nice. (Taken with instagram)


Oct 30 2011
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Easy now superlative-happy weather caption writer. (Taken with Instagram at Brooklyn)

Easy now superlative-happy weather caption writer. (Taken with Instagram at Brooklyn)


Oct 24 2011
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ESPN see, ESPN do

Lets pretend we’re on Sesame Street for a second and compare two items.

Item 1: A video I co-produced and edited for SI.com/SI’s iPad issue, published January 27, 2011. The video, titled “Aliquippa: The heart of high school football,” (shot gorgeously by Nick Weissman) accompanied S.L. Price’s outstanding story about the importance of football to the community of Aliquippa.


Item 2: An ESPN.com produced video titled “Rick Reilly: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Football,” published on October 17, 2011.

I understand that journalism is not an exclusive business. Stories are re-told over and over. Newspaper stories often lead to award winning magazine features. I understand a publication or network’s right to take a story and tell it in their style, to add value, to flesh out certain parts, to bring it to their own viewership, etc. etc. ad infinitum.

But in my mind, ethically, a re-told piece must be different than its original. It should be different in its goal, its execution and its feel (which in video, partly, means its look).

With these two videos, this isn’t an “I did it first and want all the credit” issue I have here.

This is a “those lower thirds look eerily similar to the ones I created” issue. This is a “having a cacophony of voices in the background list off all the great Aliquippa players seems kind of like when I had a cacophony of voices in the background list off all the great Aliquippa players” issue.

But mostly, this is a  ”isn’t there a strong argument to be made that perhaps ESPN shouldn’t have done this piece in the first place if they couldn’t do it differently?” issue.


Oct 21 2011
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Heath Ledger as the Joker skate boarding over Christian Bale as Batman while they take a break on the set of The Dark Knight.
You can all quit your lives now. Single greatest picture in the history of pictures and internet.

Heath Ledger as the Joker skate boarding over Christian Bale as Batman while they take a break on the set of The Dark Knight.

You can all quit your lives now. Single greatest picture in the history of pictures and internet.

(Source: ridiculouslyproper, via martymoose)


Oct 19 2011
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Good rainy day tune if ever there was one.

withapassion:

TV On The Radio, “Love Dog”

(Source: henrytcasey)

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Oct 15 2011

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Tea in the season of Fall. (Taken with Instagram at The Cocoa Bar)

Tea in the season of Fall. (Taken with Instagram at The Cocoa Bar)


Oct 08 2011

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Rise and Shine. My anthem for the next three days.


Oct 08 2011

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Don’t drive and shoot, unless the scenery looks like this  (Taken with Instagram at Midway between Lancaster and L.A.)

Don’t drive and shoot, unless the scenery looks like this (Taken with Instagram at Midway between Lancaster and L.A.)


Sep 30 2011
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I think this research was started specifically with me in mind.
alexleo:

This will save me a lot of embarrassment at parties.
curiositycounts:

Google and Carnegie Mellon researchers team up on cloud-powered facial recognition that would enable you to take a photo of a complete stranger and track their real identity in mere minutes

I think this research was started specifically with me in mind.

alexleo:

This will save me a lot of embarrassment at parties.

curiositycounts:

Google and Carnegie Mellon researchers team up on cloud-powered facial recognition that would enable you to take a photo of a complete stranger and track their real identity in mere minutes


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