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A few weeks ago I posted about walking my dogs and listening to my favorite podcast — The Digital Convergence Podcast, about DSLR cameras and digital editing — and hearing the host Carl Olson read...

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Breaking Into TV News became available on Amazon only just yesterday morning and by 10 AM had sold its first copy! Thank you!!! I wrote Breaking Into TV News – How To Get A Job...

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New Book – Only Days Away!

April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The new book which I’ve been mentioning here on the blog and to friends since last summer is only days away from publication and becoming available on Amazon. I finished the writing and layout a...

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KCRA Chinese Businessmen In Sacramento

March 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

A delegation of Chinese government leaders and businessmen from Funan County in China are visiting Sacramento, considering setting up a distribution center here for their products — baskets and woven furniture. I’ve seen woven baskets...

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Most news interns who shadow crews out in the field simply observe and shoot a stand-up or two. Their focus is entirely on reporting and writing. Some do learn the importance of editing. But none...

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New Book – Going To The Presses!

February 26, 2012 | 1 Comments

My apologies to everyone who visits this page. It’s been far, far too long since I’ve posted. This is to fill you in. I’ve not been away from my MacBook. Far from it! I haven’t...

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Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 I’ve really been looking forward to this Christmas Day. It’s one of those rare Christmas Days where I actually have the day off. News is a 7-day-a-week business and Christmas...

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I was in Vallejo this past Wednesday, November 30, covering the memorial for fallen Vallejo police officer James Capoot. It was a very moving memorial where all of the media from Sacramento and the Bay...

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Yanina – An Artistic Thank You

November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

You always hope when you do a story that the people in the story will be happy with it. Thank you notes are some of the most kind and thoughtful gestures. I’m always touched when...

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Late yesterday I got these text messages from Leslie Korrine with the Sacramento SPCA: “We have been inundated. Running out of animals!! It’s been a madhouse. People lined up at 8am.” Then from me: “Did...

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KCRA – SPCA Adopt-A-Thon Preview 11-11-2011

November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m rushing to post this story this evening to help promote the Sacramento SPCA 11-11 adoption drive that begins tomorrow, Friday, November 11 — 11/11. On an average day the SPCA adopts out 25-35 pets...

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Writing A New Book: ONE-MAN NEWSMAN

October 3, 2011 | 1 Comments

There’ve been some long gaps in my blog posts in recent months. Hopefully this post will explain much of that. I’m writing a new book. I’ve mentioned this to many of my friends over the...

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My 2010 MMJ Resume Reel

September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, after I posted my 1995 resume reel, I got to thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve put together an audition reel or a compilation of my work. I’m a...

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Yanina Cywinska “The Sugar Plum Nut”

April 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

Yanina Cywinska “The Sugar Plum Nut” from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. A few weeks ago I was sent out with a news intern to shoot an interview with an 82 year old woman in Concord,...

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