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I'm a Mid-South photojournalist, Kentucky writer and digital media consultant (or eNinja™). Circle me on Google Plus at Plus.BillySuratt.com, follow me on Twitter at @surattb and Instagram me at @BillySuratt. Got a news tip or suggestion about some journalism that needs committed? Email blog@billysuratt.com (discretion is always guaranteed).

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Photography tips for shooting NASCAR & other motorsports

Photography tips for shooting NASCAR & other motorsports

| July 4, 2013 | Reply

A roundup of photography tips for shooting NASCAR and other motorsports from experienced professional sports photographers (including me).

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Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer seeking full-time education reporter

| June 20, 2013 | Reply

A rare opportunity — not because it’s a newspaper hiring instead of firing, but because the Messenger-Inquirer staff has little turnover.

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Sopranos actor James Gandolfini dead at 51

Sopranos actor James Gandolfini dead at 51

| June 20, 2013 | Reply

James Gandolfini, the actor best-known for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of mafia boss Tony Soprano on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” has died.

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Paul B. Hayes, founding editor of The Adair Progress newspaper, dead at 59

Paul B. Hayes, founding editor of The Adair Progress newspaper, dead at 59

| June 16, 2013 | Reply

It’s been said that good news travels fast, but bad news travels faster. As I’m reminded today, that’s not always the case.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul speaks out against not-so-secret-anymore phone record surveillance by the NSA

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul speaks out against not-so-secret-anymore phone record surveillance by the NSA

| June 6, 2013 | Reply

Rand Paul loves liberty, Verizon loves its customers and the National Security Agency thinks my sister’s a terrorist. Or something like that.

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Two thumbs down: film critic Roger Ebert dead at 70

| April 5, 2013 | Reply

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, lost a long battle with cancer yesterday. My thoughts.

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DC Comics luminary Carmine Infantino dead at 87

DC Comics luminary Carmine Infantino dead at 87

| April 4, 2013 | Reply

Carmine Infantino was best known for overhauling Batman in the 1960s and co-creating a revived Flash, ushering in the Silver Age of comics.

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis — on Twitter?!

Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis — on Twitter?!

| March 13, 2013 | Reply

It appears Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, announced his own election as 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church today on Twitter.

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ICYMI: adBrite ad exchange network officially shut down Feb. 1, 2013

ICYMI: adBrite ad exchange network officially shut down Feb. 1, 2013

| March 4, 2013 | Reply

The adBrite ad exchange network, one of my favorite alternatives to Google AdSense, shut down on Feb. 1, 2013. And no, they won’t be paying us.

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Quick and easy made-from-scratch drop biscuits recipe

| March 4, 2013 | Reply

Quick and easy recipe for made-from-scratch drop biscuits with just six ingredients: flour, milk, butter, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

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