Tag Archives: Jennifer Busby

Residents gather for coffee, community

By Jennifer Busby First comes home. Second, work. Third places come next. In the eighties, Ray Oldenburg describes third places that are neither work nor home and offer a distinct social environment—one essential to building community. Open to the public, … Continue reading

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Chile and Photojournalism

By Jennifer Busby When an earthquake hits, reporters are on the ground before troops are. Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News, said that his crew touched down in Haiti after the January earthquake before the military planes arrived. With … Continue reading

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Friendly: The Other Side of 18th Avenue

Eighteenth Avenue is the worst-paved road in Eugene. Pockmarked and unevenly patched, it seems to serve as the proving-ground for would-be road-workers. Lumbering west, the pavement is interrupted by a gaping rectangular pit. Despite the steady rain, orange-clad men push … Continue reading

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West Eugene Neighborhoods Resist EmX Extension

Jefferson Westside residents aren’t ready for rapid transit. The don’t want the EmX rolling through their quiet streets; not if it plows along West 11th Avenue or the Amazon Channel. Nearby neighborhoods agree: the West Eugene EmX Extension should run … Continue reading

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Similar Communities, different coverage

A shift to web-first production has pushed traditionally print-only news publications to rethink the way they present news. As a result of this history, the approaches of such publications compared with web-only sites shows how organizations that think for the … Continue reading

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As recession drags, residents hope for recovery

Local businesses maintain staff levels despite corporate shutdowns. By Jennifer Busby In another year of economic turmoil, those in the Jefferson Westside neighborhood of Eugene, Ore., are crossing their fingers with no clear end to the recession in sight. Some … Continue reading

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iReport: Who decides?

As blogs become more important to the working of our national news cycle, questions of credibility are increasing. How do bloggers show that their work is accurate and holds to journalistic standards? CNN.com’s citizen journalists are cordoned off from the … Continue reading

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Maitreyans Live Intentionally

There’s a fairy-tale world at Broadway and Almaden. Fences made of branches arch and tangle in the dying light. Windows here are shaped like trees, stars, and crescent moons. A wall arcs gracefully in a curve perfect for sitting. This … Continue reading

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Lunch Hour at the Laundromat

11:45 a.m. January 21, Holiday Coin Laundromat There’s nobody here. Albee’s NY Gyros next door is pretty quiet, too. There’s an older man with a full, white beard sitting outside in the sunshine as I walk past. “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! … Continue reading

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The Uniform Project: Interactivity and Fundraising

The Uniform Project combines activism, fashion, and fundraising in a way that would not be possible without an interactive platform. Sheena Matheiken connects her Indian heritage to fashion by choosing to wear a uniform (the same black dress) every day … Continue reading

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