Author Archives: Scott Hanson

#MediaMonday – SPJ First Amendment Awards

#MediaMonday – SPJ First Amendment Awards

 |  May 20, 2013

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized some of the top journalists in Arizona with its annual awards – spotlighting some of the best in the industry. The First Amendment Award honors published or broadcast work in 2012 that involved significant reliance on public records and open meetings. […]

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#MediaMonday — Mark Field

#MediaMonday — Mark Field

 |  Apr 29, 2013

There are some 700,000 veterans living in Arizona.  A “thank you for your service” is always appropriate. Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Mark Field, a U.S. Navy veteran himself.  He is the publisher and editor of Arizona Veteran’s Magazine, a new publication dedicated to Arizona residents who have served our country. This isn’t Field’s […]

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#MediaMonday – Pat Summerall: One of the All-Time Best

#MediaMonday – Pat Summerall: One of the All-Time Best

 |  Apr 22, 2013

Today’s #Media Monday is a little different.  One of broadcasting’s most recognizable voices went silent last week when Pat Summerall died at the age of 82. I wasn’t born when Pat Summerall was playing in the National Football League.  In his second career, however, he was among the very best.  As I embarked upon my […]

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#MediaMonday – Dave Cherry

#MediaMonday – Dave Cherry

 |  Feb 25, 2013

Have you ever felt like you needed an advocate? Today’s #MediaMonday comes from Dave Cherry, who recently joined CBS 5 in Phoenix as the station’s CBS 5 Advocate.  Through his on-air advocacy work in 2011 for his previous station, KPNX-TV, Dave and his team were able to help consumers save more than $1 million. He […]

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As They See ‘Em – A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires

As They See ‘Em – A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires

 |  Feb 12, 2013

Bruce Weber has been with The New York Times in various editorial positions since 1986. He took some time off from the newsroom’s daily grind a few years ago to research and write As They See ‘Em, A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires.  Weber immersed himself in the highly scrutinized and grossly misunderstood […]

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#MediaMonday – David Fitzsimmons

#MediaMonday – David Fitzsimmons

 |  Jan 7, 2013

For many of us, the editorial cartoons are a must-see, whether they are in a student newspaper, a local daily or an international publication.  It’s a place where the First Amendment is showcased on a daily basis.  It’s where news, politics, irony, humor and art come together. Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from David W. […]

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#MediaMonday – New Hall of Famers

 |  Oct 22, 2012

    The Arizona Broadcasters Association has inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame. The trio, Linda Turley, Brian Jeffries and Tom Chauncy II, joined more than 75 others who have received the prestigious honor. In 1981, Turley became the first female co-anchor of the nightly news at KPHO-TV, Channel 5.  I had […]

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#MediaMonday – Jim Small

 |  Sep 24, 2012

  Each Monday, we are posting a blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better. With a TWIST! No, we aren’t posting story pitch tips or media lists, but instead great stories from the media themselves about their lives, their work and other little known facts! Think of […]

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#MediaMonday – Tim Hattrick

 |  Aug 20, 2012

    Each Monday, we are posting a blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better. With a TWIST! No, we aren’t posting story pitch tips or media lists, but instead great stories from the media themselves about their lives, their work and other little known facts! Think […]

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“What is…” Wednesday – What is the Thought Revolution?

 |  Aug 15, 2012

    Not sure how Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius by William A. Donius ended up on my desk.  But it did – so I read it. Donius was a successful corporate climber, but wasn’t happy with his personal life, including relationships, creativity and his own fears. He used what’s called “intuitive […]

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#MediaMonday – Fields Moseley

 |  Aug 6, 2012

    Each Monday, we are posting a blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better. With a TWIST! No, we aren’t posting story pitch tips or media lists, but instead great stories from the media themselves about their lives, their work and other little known facts! Think […]

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#MediaMonday – Scott Hanson

 |  July 23, 2012

Alison here in our office is counting the days until Friday – when she joins some of her favorite Valley media including Mike Jurecki, Ron Wolfley and Kent Sommers at Cardinals Camp. Like these trusty media vets, Alison will have her reporter’s hat on, covering all of the most fabulous things to do, see and eat in […]

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