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  • Connecticut judge stops article’s publication

    Connecticut Law Tribune

    Stephen Frazzini, a judge in New Britain, Connecticut’s Superior Court, has forbidden Connecticut Law Tribune to publish an article, Thomas B. Scheffey reports. The article, by Isaac Avilucea, concerns a document published, apparently by mistake, on the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s website.

    The Law Tribune says the order is unconstitutional prior restraint, and has filed a motion asking it be lifted. The publication’s lawyer, Daniel Klau, tells Scheffey “I am actually under a restraining order about what I can tell my own client” and that “in a child protection case on the juvenile court docket, the court granted a party’s request for an injunction barring the Connecticut Law Tribune from publishing information that it lawfully obtained about the case.”

    Earlier this month a judge in Fulton County, Georgia, lifted an order that forbade news outlets from publishing a story about a school-cheating case, realizing it was made in “error.”

    Avilucea, who has turned up in Poynter stories before (1, 2) said in a phone call that Monday was his last day at the Law Tribune: He’s headed to The Trentonian. Read more

  • How David Beard plans to unite PRI.org’s ‘journalistic city states’

    David Beard’s first task as executive editor of PRI.org will be to unite the public media organization’s “journalistic city states,” he said in an interview.

    That won’t be a small task. PRI is a Minnesota-based public radio distributor perhaps best known for “The World,” a show put together in Boston. Its newsroom operates out of WGBH, a PBS affiliate. It has partnerships with “Frontline,” “Nova,” GlobalPost and Global Voices. And its website is an amalgam of two organizations — PRI plus “The World.” Beard will be its first executive editor.

    Beard told Poynter his primary goal is to grow PRI’s reach by making potential audience members aware of the “treasures” the distributor has to offer, including Radio Ambulante host Daniel Alarcón, “Science Friday” and “Frontline.”

    “I think its audience, like so much of journalism, is just a tiny fraction in the universe of people who want to see and hear it,” Beard said. Read more

  • NYT urges staffers to avoid holiday clichés

    The New York Times

    Via New York Times standards editor Phil Corbett, Mark Bulik reminded staffers Tuesday to cut the holiday clichés:

    As yuletide clichés go, “Christmas came early for so-and-so” is nearly a match for “’tis the season.” We’ve done a fairly good job of avoiding the latter. But it seems that every year, Santa checks his list in advance and brings an early Christmas present to someone via The New York Times. A few ghosts of clichés past:

    Bulik lists phrases to avoid, including “early Christmas present,” “Christmas came early,” “’tis the season,” “all the trimmings,” and “the white stuff”.

    Last week, NPR standards editor Mark Memmot warned NPR staffers against using a few holiday standards, including:

    • “Twas the night before…”
    • “Over the river and through the woods …”
    • “Bah, humbug.”

    If you’re looking to eliminate all traces of Christmas from your vocabulary, The Baltimore Sun’s John McIntyre has a good list of clichés to avoid here. Read more


Joan Vadeboncoeur

Herald-Journal

Herald American

Joan E. Vadeboncoeur, went to work at The Post-Standard as a reporter immediately after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College. But since she already had several years experience in theater work, she was a natural choice years later when the job of entertainment writer-editor opened at the Herald-Journal.
Joan, a life resident of the Syracuse area, began working in the box office of Famous Artists Country Playhouse in Fayetteville while still in high school. During summer vacations in college, Joan switched to the Famous Artists Country Playhouse in East Rochester, where she also worked in the box office and as assistant to the producer.

While studying theater at Sarah Lawrence, Joan gained more experience by working in a Broadway producer's office. Her jobs included working on "Midsummer," the play in which Geraldine Page made her Broadway bow. She also appeared in college productions.

After two years at The Post-Standard, Joan moved to the Herald-Journal as a general assignment reporter covering traffic accidents and other mishaps, and writing obituaries. She often rode in ambulances to accident scenes. Soon, her duties expanded as she filled in for vacationing movie and television writers.

Not too much later, Joan was appointed as music writer. Within two years, she became entertainment writer-editor, which included television, music, films, and theater.

Joan, now an entertainment columnist, has received the Syracuse Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been honored by the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts and the Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse. She is a former member of Women in Communications. --Joseph A. Porcell
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E.R. Vadeboncoeur

WSYR Radio and TV

Syracuse Journal

Mention the name E.R. Vadeboncoeur and it's his radio news broadcasts and Election Night commentaries that come to mind for many longtime Central New Yorkers. Long forgotten is that "Curly," as he was known to his friends, started out to be a newspaperman.

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