Why do press photographers at press conferences leave their film advance click sound on their digital cameras turned on? No one is using film these days but all you hear sometimes is click click click.
I'm currently on the job hunt. My personal projects (which are directly related to my career) have been consistently getting attention from press and blogs. What's the best way to show this to prospective employers when applying for jobs? [more inside]
I used a quote in a greeting card but when I delved deeper I could not find a source for the quote. It is supposedly by Abraham Lincoln and it is: "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." [more inside]
I have been asked to write a 1000 word article for a major trade publication in my artsy area of business. About what I do, why I do it, what we should be doing in this particular artsy area of business, etc. I would love some recommendations of similar articles you may have read to inspire me, give me a bit of a template, or otherwise give me ideas for my own piece. They don't necessarily have to be about anything artsy...it could be any area of expertise. Thank you!
From memory the gist of the law is that a certain portion or percentage of stories in a given time period must promote specified ideas. Those ideas are specified by a European body. The official line is that the law helps to spread important information, by requiring that it is published and broadcast often. [more inside]
I need to make circular shapes - consistently and regularly - from a material that can only be described as fibrous clay with some waxy residue. I need to find some kind of hand-held device/gadget that will make these circular shapes without breaking. [more inside]
I've tried making beer, wine, yogurt, granola bars, pickles, etc... and now I want to try making tofu. The requisite gear seems, basically, to be a tofu press or mold. If you've done this, please pitch in with your experience and tips for choosing among the available options & share your most excellent tofu-fu! [more inside]
I have $200 in Amazon credit. I want a drill press. What's the best drill press near that price on Amazon? Bench or floor is fine.
I have been seeing several references lately to "post-truth" campaigns/politics lately, but I am not sure exactly what the definition is. I can infer what is implied, but want material that explains what it is. Example [more inside]
My Bodum french press is broken and I need a replacement part...but it isn't the carafe. [more inside]
Recommendations for custom color letterpressed business cards ? [more inside]
Help me find the primary source for Tommy Franks' assertion that the press represented the "fourth front" in the Iraq war. [more inside]
I'm a resident of Oakland, really close to Frank Ogawa Plaza where a love of things have been going down with Occupy Oakland. Usually I am out taking photos and such, and I was wondering what the feasibility of me getting a press pass was. [more inside]
Our black walnut tree delivered us a great bounty this year. We've husked and are drying about 2 bushels. However... [more inside]
What is the minimum water temperature that will give me enough caffeine / taste from french-pressed coffee grounds? [more inside]
How do I get a foot in the door at print shops in the Chicagoland area? [more inside]
Where online should I buy a French press and burr grinder? [more inside]
Did anyone claim that "Enron couldn't happen in the UK"? I'm looking for actual examples of politicians/commentators/business leaders stating that an Enron-style collapse couldn't happen in the UK due to stronger corporate governance culture here than in the US. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of media outlets and organisations which do quality labour and industrial relations reporting. [more inside]
Who the hell can I trust to give me reliable advice about running shoes? And which goddamn shoes should I buy?
Ok, seriously: Is there any reliable information on running shoes out there? Who the hell can I trust? Every source of information seems either fraught with bias or complete fluff. What's a critical thinker to do? And more importantly, what goddamn shoes should I buy? [more inside]
In the U.S.: Do you use a press release distribution service that you would recommend? This is for a small business (with a relatively small budget) that at the moment mainly needs coverage in a metropolitan area, but which may soon expand to online sales so it would be good to establish as much visibility as possible. More details inside... [more inside]
Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf?
Who is the senator who was very vocal about getting access to the live feed of the BP oil spill in the Gulf? [more inside]
Fellow EU Mefites, how would you compare the coverage of EU politics to the coverage of domestic politics in your national media? [more inside]
Can you point me to a good list of independent publishers? [more inside]
Need help with WordPress [more inside]
How do I signal to the trade press that a dull company is "getting hip"? [more inside]
I've got a spam musubi press, but I don't want to eat more processed meat. What else can I make that would fit the mold? (pun intended)
Student newspapers that don't suck? [more inside]
French-press coffee drinkers, what do you do with your spent grounds? [more inside]
I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada. What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada? Do you use Polymer plates? Ink Suppliers? Paper Suppliers? Getting die's made? Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
How do I press/iron a woman's business pant suit? Am I supposed to iron out the creases? [more inside]
Hey all, Just a quick question, here. Currently I am trying to manage a number of blog-esque sites, i.e. MySpace, Face book, Word press, and of course Metafilter. I was wondering if anyone knew of programs to help maximize my productivity when updating these. For example, I often post new songs I have created. Is there any program that would allow me to post an update across all my pages from one central hub? How about managing my messages from these sites? Any way to manage those in my regular email, or is there a program that could unify these? Basically I'm wondering if there is some type of "command station" program to help manage multiple sites like this one. Thanks in advance for any help! Hope you all had a great weekend.
Tool for WordPress not working properly. How can I fix this? [more inside]
I need suggestions as to how I can most easily and inexpensively get the full-size version of this arresting image reproduced at large size and on high-quality art paper. [more inside]
I have been loaned a set of metal cuts from an old press. I need to create vector images from these items. Should I scan the cut or an impression from the cut and, after picking a method, what would be the best process to get a sharp image?
Where can I press a penny in Marfa, Texas? [more inside]
Presidential trivia fight : Eisenhower or Kennedy? [more inside]
I have almost finished development on an online classified site dedicated to bartering. It will launch at the end of April and I want to know what general submission / initial promotion sites I should use to get my name out there. [more inside]
Recommendations for a panini press? [more inside]
What's the best way for me to create human-readable urls for a Wordpress site? [more inside]
Video game blogs... how to acquire press/media packs from games companies? [more inside]
Can a senator's press conference, declared "open to the media," exclude a member of the online media (who happens to be an SPJ member) because they do not consider him to represent a legitimate member of the press?
Tell me about gaining press credentials. [more inside]
Why isn't the sequel to The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters out in America yet when it's already published in the UK? The UK published the first book after America did, so why would the UK publish the sequel first now? Is it even going to be published in the US? Help me, booksellers and those knowledgeable in publishing! [more inside]
How do I increase my bench press, possibly working out alone? [more inside]
What is proper etiquette for writing and distributing press releases? General advice, book/website suggestions appreciated; more specific questions inside. [more inside]
I was sure I remembered that Geraldine Ferraro cried during the 1984 presidential election, and that the media made the event into a symbol of why women are too weak to hold national office, but now I can't find a headline or news article from that time that mentions her crying. Am I getting this mixed up with Pat Schroeder's famous breakdown when she dropped out?
How can I write a good press release for an entire calendar of events? (As opposed to just a single event) [more inside]
I'd like to learn the nitty-gritty of starting a small press publishing outfit. Please recommend any (free) resources or howtos that would let me know what's involved with such an operation. [more inside]
I have become very interested in letterpress recently and was wondering about opportunities in the Chicago area to learn more. [more inside]
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