Category Archives: Journalism

Breaking News!!!! – Lauer Out!

http://www.whec.com/news/nbc-news-terminates-matt-lauer/4686410/?cat=565

NBC fires ‘Today Show’ host Matt Lauer after inappropriate workplace behavior: report

C_J_L turns 2 – The ‘Big Top’


Yes folks as of November 27, C_J_L has turned 2. Founded, owned and operated by Mr. Mark Ivy, Editor in Chief.

C_J_L has national and international bureaus.

Here’s a picture of where the annual ceremony and awards function will be taking place.

Rochester Weather!


Right now it’s 50 in Rochester. We’re looking for a high of 61, a low of 49. Possible chance of rain-showers, 90%.

Have a great Sunday from the Rochester Bureau.

Historical Cartoon People!


Monday I was on a run and saw this full size image of the famed historical cartoon, “Betty Boop“.  I enjoyed the old cartoons.
Betty Boop made her first appearance August 9, 1930. The cartoon was created by Max Fleischer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Boop

Good Tuesday Morning from the Missouri Bureau

Another Addition to CJL


Breaking news from CJL.
Good evening everyone.
A few weeks ago I introduced the “Outdoor” photo division which is still in beta form. The Chief our editor,owner, and CEO of CJL, Mr. Mark Ivy gave me a pat on the back for it I may add, LOL.
The camera, crews, technicians are all in place, but our scouts are still searching for a secure location without interruption. And things are looking promising due to cooler weather, kids back in school and sportsmen.
But with negotiations recently finished in Indiana (headquarters), another division I’m introducing which the Chief liked is what I’ve titled “Mini_Trips“.
Yup, you got it.
Whether it’s an hour ride on a weekend or the entire weekend, this part of CJL is welcoming our reporters to share what you did to find enjoyment on your time off.
We think this addition will open more doors for all. And I may add, 1 “Mini_Trip” was already filmed this past weekend and is in final production now.
And there’s another “Mini_Trip” scheduled for tomorrow.
Bare with the Rochester Bureau for these releases.
You will enjoy them.

Morning Tests for C_J_L Outdoor, Wildlife Site

Good morning everyone. After getting everything all set up with equipment for the new CJL outdoor photo/video division with our new equipment, the next chore was finding a good place for the camera, and safe from thieves.
This is the area chosen facing west on the Genesee River gorge on the east side of the river.
After running these tests this morning, I chose to hold off on setting the equipment up and possibly doing it tonight.
Stay tuned!

C_J_L Opens Missouri Bureau!


Ron Logston from Missouri has just been appointed by our CEO/Editor, Mr. Mark Ivy to run the Missouri bureau.

Citizen Journalists, A Family

Over the last nearly six years, since I was infected with histoplasmosis, one group of people, of whom only one has ever met me in person, has been an emotional and financial blessing.
These are former members of the CNN iReport community.
We did not and do not always see eye-to-eye on politics or social issues, but we all have a commonality of respect and love for one another. Yet, most of us only know each other online through iReport and now on Facebook.
These individuals have been my angels.
With a word of encouragement or a surprise envelope in the mail. Sometimes with a picture or a card, sometimes with a simple “like” on a post or comment.
To express my gratitude in words pales with my thankfulness felt deep in my heart.
Their actions have often reminded me of the book written by Dale Evans, “Angels Unaware.”
For these people have truly been for me – angels.
Those that are still in contact through Facebook, I want to let you know how much I have appreciated each one of you.
My angels:
Kathi, Janie, Linda, Maria, Marie, Gretchen, Funda, Hilary, Julie, Shari, Lorena, Beth, Roberta, Melissa, Jodi
Mike, Keith, Stan, Gapper, Ted, Matt, Allen, Arturo, Nick
Each of you in your own way have meant so much to me.
Thank you! 
I am sure I probably forgot someone. But my memory is not the best these days.
Remember, when that day comes, I will cross over and wait for you on the other side of the river.

Finding News

As a self-professed news and political junkie, I am having serious issues with getting my daily fix.

Years ago I tuned out to MSNBC and Fox News due to having to wade through both networks extreme ideological bent, which colored and camouflaged the actual news. Trying to get an objective report on the national, world and political stages was too difficult when wading through all the mire.

This left me one option – other than relying only on local news reports, which still are the most reliable on state and local issues. That option was the center left broadcast by CNN.

That choice worked well for the past eight years – until the election of the Reality Show President Donald Trump.

While it has been a ratings bonanza for CNN, the network has become the alternate programming with Reality Show News.

Even when there is real breaking news in the country or around the world, CNN remains focused on what appears its reality show script of disrupting and discrediting the President.

So what am I to do to find news – real news – not news in a reality show format?

Currently the network has tunnel vision on one issue – the wording, “wiretapped.”

With the President and Congress working on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, with a proposed presidential budget, with a confirmation hearing looming for a Supreme Court pick, with saber rattling on the Korean Peninsula – every news story comes back to the theme of the day – the President’s unsubstantiated claims that former President Barack Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower.

Nothing else seems to matter to CNN.

I am having to rely more and more searching through online websites to find what is actually happening in the world and even in our own country.

The chattering class are decrying the loss of real news, the reliance and acceptance of the public of “fake news.”

But who is to blame?

All three major news networks share the blame as they have moved from reporting to opinion interspersed by anchors and journalists.

As Jack Webb used to say, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.”

Report the story without embellishment.

Give us the who, what, when, where, why and how and leave your own take behind.

From the Cornfield, are we truly in for four or eight years of a Reality Show Presidency and Reality Show News?

Forget finding Nemo, I want to find the news.