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  • Reporter covers massive bee spill, gets stung

    Slate | KIRO

    Journalists from Seattle TV station KIRO were “stung numerous times” as they covered an overturned semi truck that scattered millions of bees across Interstate 5. The station created a supercut titled “Battle of the Bees” that shows reporter Jeff Dubois enduring several bee assaults and describing an onset of bee-induced paranoia:

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  • How the Tampa Bay Times followed a mailman’s flight to the capital

    A police device rolls toward a copter device, right, that landed on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

    A police device rolls toward a copter device, right, that landed on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)


    Ben Montgomery started running. He sprinted, pushing himself as fast as he could go, burdened by a backpack containing his laptop. His quarry, which started out as a distant speck in the skies over Washington, D.C., had now descended on the nation’s capital, flying low in the April air.

    It must have been an unusual sight for the rarefied skies around the United States Capitol Building on Wednesday afternoon. Here was a man aboard a lightweight craft borne aloft by helicopter blades and driven forward by a propeller, buzzing through protected airspace in open defiance of the law.

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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
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2008 01:26 )
 
"It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about."
--Tom Brokaw, NBC News

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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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