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About englishaaron

I'm a journalist/filmmaker/documentarian. Or at least I'm trying to be.

Willamette Wine Enterprise Story

Though Oregon has had wine makers since the early 19th century the culture started to gain acceptance in the 1960s. The pioneers of pinot noir, graduates of UC Davis, began by looking at weather climates and soil information before venturing … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

I’m going to have the best luck if I cast a pretty wide net when contacting sources. There are some people and companies that are integral to my project, and I’m contacting and arranging time with them first. Since I’m … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

Wine is big in Oregon so there’s a lot of options to take this story. The quality is going to depend on my ability to hone in on a specific part of the process or aspect of it. Territorial Vineyards … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just a Drinking Establishment, It’s Everything

The front of the restaurant is empty, but the kitchen is alive with activity as the staff prepares for another busy night. Blending with the whirring of dishwashers and chopping of knives, country music drifts out of an old Japanese … Continue reading

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Joe Sacco Vists UofO

On Wednesday November 4th, a packed crowd of students, alumni, and community members gathered in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to view images of the Bosnian War. These weren’t photos, but rather pen and ink drawings excerpted from Joe … Continue reading

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Why Is This Television Reporting So Good?

Television is commonly regarded as light material: it is commonly perceived to lack the artistic merit inherent in other forms, even film. Given that perception, news reporting on the subject often takes one of two forms: the light, irreverent piece … Continue reading

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Whitaker Midterm

The Whitaker, located in the heart of Eugene, is know for its vibrant artists community, its locally run businesses, and, unfortunately, homelessness and a drug problem. Walking around the neighborhood on a weekday afternoon it’s difficult not to notice a … Continue reading

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River House Outdoor Program

The city of Eugene is entwined with the outdoors: surrounded by forests and river, it has a rich culture of climbers, backpackers, and kayakers. The River House Outdoor Program, located in the Whiteaker, strives to build relationships between youth and … Continue reading

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Q&A With HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall

Alan Sepinwall is a reviewer and writer who has reported on television for the better part of the past two decades. He started reviewing television while attending college at the University of Pennsylvania before becoming the television columnist for the … Continue reading

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Media about Media: Television and Twitter

While previous coverage of television was often performed under the umbrella of “entertainment”, media outlets such as twitter have allowed for a stronger specification of subject.  With twitter, and other online media forms, coverage of a subject can be as … Continue reading

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