M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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This is what the ‘M.’ stands for, and here’s why I use it

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AJ in Rome-WoodcutThis blog was dead for about three months while I tried to work out a DNS conflict with my host. It’s back now only after I decided to throw in the towel and park it at WordPress.

To celebrate this auspicious return, I thought I’d answer the question I’m most often asked: Why the hell is your byline M. Alex Johnson?

Until about four years ago, I thought journalists who tacked an initial in front of their name — an initial initial, so to speak — were pompous. Then two things happened:

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September 18, 2014 at 7:54 pm

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Upgraded Android app is live

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AppQR - take a picture of this imageI’ve given Journalist at Large — Alex Johnson, the self-indulgent Android app I built, an upgrade. The main features are the ability to show more than 10 entries per page/tab, more feedback options and the nuking of the ad. If you like what you find here on this blog, you can find it in a handy Android version several ways:

Online Market

Direct apk download

• QR code. Snap a photo of the QR image at the right  in your QR-app-enabled device.

(Eventually, you should be able to find it in the Market on your device itself, in the News and Magazines category. That takes a little time to propagate.)

UPDATE: It’s now available in the Market on devices. Just search for “Alex Johnson journalist.”

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July 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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Wait … I’m an app?

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Just for kicks, I thought I’d turn this blog into an Android app, partly as a test and partly for sheer vanity.

The app, JournalistAtLarge, merely present the 10 most recent posts in a pretty way, with options to star and share items and to change the theme. It uses the free AppYet service, and if I like it, I’ll probably convert it to a full app.

Until then, it’s not on the Market, but you can directly download the apk file here.

Let me know what you think!

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June 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

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Journalists’ Quick Reference Guide

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If you’ve just recently discovered this blog, you might be looking for the Journalists’ Quick Reference Guide. You can find it here.

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September 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

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Follow me on Facebook

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If you’re no fun and would rather keep track of just my professional writings and recommendations, you can “like” my Facebook work fan page: Alex Johnson – msnbc.com. (This is for those of you who don’t like borderline SFW weird cops stories and such.)

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August 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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Welcome to My Upgraded Blog

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Effective Feb. 2, 2010, I’ve taken up blogging residence here. Previous entries are archived in the sidebar and at my Web site, alex-johnson.com.

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February 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm

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