Author Archives: davidmehr

About davidmehr

I'm a Journalism student at the University of Oregon. I'm also a rock climbing instructor and a soccer referee.

Psshte, psshte, psshte, psshte…

Step, step, step step. You can here people walk up and down the spiral staircase. The sound of soles meeting tiled ground is amplified by the acoustics of the stairwell. One person walks slow and deliberate. Step…..step…..step…..step, another walks fast … Continue reading

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Cafe Culture

When deciding what to cover for this weeks neighborhood blog I wanted to go out and experience something I hadn’t experienced before. I figure that is  the point of the assignment, to go out beyond our comfort zones. So where did … Continue reading

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Bear Meets Man, Man Tickles Bear, Bear Laughs, Man Escapes

Have you ever been approached by a bear and wondered what to do? Well if you want to know this is not the blog post for you. I just made up the headline, sorry to decieve you! But you were interested … Continue reading

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Interesting Story Alert

I couldn’t figure out what to write about this week in our weekly journalism blog. I resorted to the fall back tactics of typing journalism in search engines and seeing what comes up. I came across some really interesting articles … Continue reading

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Street Soccer under Washington Street Bridge, Downtown

Every Tuesday and Friday around 7 pm youth off all different cultures including African, Saudi Arabian, Native American, Mexican, and Cacuasian meet up under Washington street bridge. There are a few baskebtall courts under the bridge, around 2nd street, but … Continue reading

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What is a photojournalist?

Many in our class have expressed an interest in photography and the power it can have in the journalism world. I’m in the J466 class right now, Advanced Photojournalism:Digital Story telling, and we’ve been dealing with the question, “What is … Continue reading

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I want to be a journalist and a decent human being.

I am still struggling with journalism and my sense of humanity. A few days ago I saw a number of homeless people gathered outside this mission on Lawrence street. It was 6 pm and they were probably being served dinner. … Continue reading

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Watch Out Downtown Here We Come

Danielle, Leah, and I headed downtown on a lovely Sunday afternoon. When we made plans to meet up on Thursday the forecast called for rain all week long. How wrong they were. I’d hate to be a weatherman in the … Continue reading

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Free Press: Check. Free Journalists: Che…

I recently read an article by James Poniewozik, who not only has a fun last name to say, but also has some very interesting opinions. His article was pubulished by TIME Magazine and it discusses a controversial decision by the … Continue reading

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Obama Talks Journalism

At Walter Cronkite’s memorial service President Obama spoke. His remarks where summed up in a New York Times blog. At the memorial President Obama talked about how the high journalistic standards Cronkite practiced are harder to find today. He also … Continue reading

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