Greater Olean News

August 15, 2018

In response to your question about today’s media landscape, and why what I learned from Dr. Jandoli is still so important, I recall a specific assignment which Dr. Jandoli had shared with me. This took place during the first couple years I began working for the school (during the 1985-1987 time ...

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I learned something valuable after. Something I live by that I didn't know he espoused. Forward ever, backward never. Not sure you can say I learned it from him but I like that he said it. Click here to return to main story. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to ...

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Dr. Jandoli taught me there was always room for kindness in the midst of the pursuit of serious news gathering. His dry wit was unforgettable. Click here to return to main story. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox.  Download the FREE TAPinto ...

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What I remember best about Dr. J was his rare gift of being gentle yet firm at the same time, which I think is emblematic of a man able to suss both sides of an issue — a trait in, say, 1988 that none of us could’ve known would be quite so vital in 2018.  I was an unbroken stallion when i ...

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Dr. Jandoli’s emphasis on digging for facts and relaying those facts crisply, clearly and with appropriate context made eminent sense then - and is even more urgent and necessary today. Click here to return to main story. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Aug. 16, 2018, marks the 100th birthday of the late Dr. Russell J. Jandoli, who founded the journalism program at St. Bonaventure University. As a professor and a mentor, Jandoli impacted the professional and personal lives of countless St. Bonaventure students. The ...

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To this day I quote Doc’s Rules for Writing, and the most important one, ‘You learn to write by writing.’ I have quoted him countless times to young people who’ve sought me out for career advice over the years and his advice is as solid today as it was in the 1970s. He was a fantastic teacher ...

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Being accurate. That is the single theme that Doc impressed upon me in my Journalism training. Now, more than ever I think, accuracy is the agent of strength against the attack from the ‘fake news’ horde. Doc’s wisdom in this area rings so true. When a story is accurate it cannot be refuted and ...

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Dr. Jandoli's ethical standards as a man and a journalist remind us of how noble a calling to the field can be. It still is that way with me, thanks to his moral suasion. Click here to return to main story. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your ...

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Dr. Jandoli would be horrified that "journalism" has been dropped from the title of the school bearing his name, especially now when journalists and journalism are being attacked by tyrants all over the world, including our own president.   "Russ" instilled in his students the pursuit of ...

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Dr. Jandoli taught his students the importance of thorough, meticulous research and fact-gathering in news reporting and feature writing. He also taught the need for clear, concise, and descriptive writing, so readers can understand the issues and the context.  These skills have always been ...

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It is still so important to remember that seeking the truth in all communications while also treating people with respect and dignity are two journalistic approaches that are not mutually exclusive. Click here to return to main story. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered ...

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Oh Pater Noster! That greeting from Dr. Jandoli as he walked into a classroom of aspiring journalists is just one of the lasting memories I have of a man who inspired a generation of Bonaventure students. What I remember the most, however, are the rules of writing that are with me every time ...

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Is there anything we learned from Dr. Jandoli that isn't relevant in today's media landscape?     Be clear, be concise, check your sources, confirm your quotes, move with celerity (lots of Cs there).  Don't bury the lead.  Be objective -- your opinions and biases do not belong in a news ...

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What I learned from The Doc reinforced things I think I had known at some level -- the importance of continuing to dig for as much of the truth as you can get and communicating that truth as clearly as you can. He also helped reinforce the idea that learning doesn't stop when you graduate; it's ...

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What I learned most from Dr. Jandoli is that as journalists/writers, we are always in pursuit of truth, no matter what we happen to be writing.  He taught me that in the pursuit of this truth, words really do matter. Our words have meaning and impact, so it's important to mull them over and use ...

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We learned SO much from Dr. Jandoli that it's hard to pin point what is the most important or what made the greatest impact. I always loved these principles: "You learn to write by writing.  Write at length and in depth. The best writers are prolific."  But, it is a lot more than simply putting ...

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Happy Birthday, Dr. J! If you were at St. Bona’s today, there would be a grand and happy celebration honoring you and all you have done. I would also tell you that I have now been a reporter for 42 years after leaving your tutelage, and I can honestly say there has not been one day – not one – ...

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Among the many lessons I learned from Dr. Jandoli was the awesome power of words. Just words. When properly employed, words help us to contemplate the human experience in all its complex wonder. When carelessly used, they wound, distract, and do grievous harm to the community. In these fractious ...

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For all that has changed in journalism and communication since Russell Jandoli started what is now the Jandoli School of Communication nearly 70 years ago, the underlying core of what we train students to do is the same. That is his great legacy here. Burning the basics into students including ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Tickets are on sale for “Our Library Can Read Between the Wines,” a wine tasting set for  Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St. The event marks the first time Friends of the Olean Library has sponsored a wine tasting. The evening will also ...

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OLEAN, NY -- New York State Police in Olean are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Rock River Arms rifle. According to police, the rifle was in a soft black carrying case and last seen in the early morning hours on Monday on Buffalo Street in the vicinity of Interstate 86 in the Town ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The city’s annual summer concert series will continue Thursday with a performance by the Kokomo Time Band,  a group that plays oldies from the ‘50s, ‘60s and '70s, as well as beach tunes by Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys. The show is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park ...

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CHARLEROI, Belgium – The Belgian basketball team Spirou Charleroi is counting on former St. Bonaventure standout Matt Mobley for a big season “Very physical and athletic, he will be one of our main scorers,” the team said in a press release announcing Mobley’s addition to the squad. “Straight ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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OLEAN, NY—The Common Council will meet Tuesday to consider a proposal to apply for an $15,000 grant for the King Street Park Project. According to a resolution on the council's meeting agenda, grant monies are available from the Kaboom for the Play Everywhere Challenge. The grants are supported ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city will begin two weeks of street work on Davis Street and Gilmore, Edgewood and East and West Highland avenues Monday. This work will involve recycling the existing pavement surface, according to the Olean Department of Public Works. During the construction, on-street ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Olean City School District will hold a public hearing on its proposed Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan Tuesday. The session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Olean High School Board Room, 410 W. Sullivan St. Community members may also submit comments on ...

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OLEAN, NY – Gov. Andrew M Cuomo’s Western New York Regional Economic Development Council will hold its annual meeting in Olean Monday. The session, which is open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in at the Old Library Events Center, 116 S. Union St. “I am pleased that the Western New York ...

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OLEAN, NY – City police arrested two Olean residents Wednesday and charged them with selling crack cocaine. Police said Timothy S. Irvin, 43, was arrested at his Reed Street home and charged with two counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled ...

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