Category Archives: journalism

A story to tell

Every other Spring Semester, I teach a class in Digital Journalism. The course objective is to introduce students to ways of sharing a story with an audience that don’t necessarily involve paper and ink. It’s not the wave of the … Continue reading

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Speak the truth in love: a conference on faith and communications

The great thing about being a college professor is that, in addition to playing the role of teacher, you still get to be a student. I get to read and write about things that interest me and find that there’s … Continue reading

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Media matters: In defense of NPR, in memory of David Broder

I began thinking anew about the whole media bias issue as I read today about the latest controversy surrounding National Public Radio, which can’t seem to stop itself from giving ammunition to powerful people who want to destroy it. (Reminds … Continue reading

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The Challenger explosion, the Egyptian uprising and the communication revolution

I’m teaching a new course in Digital Journalism this semester, where the class is studying the use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as reporting tools and story-telling platforms. We’re talking about how these and other “Web … Continue reading

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A defender of the language

James J. Kilpatrick, who died today at age 89, was a man who was a fighter two times over — for a good cause and for a lost cause. I’ll remember him best as a defender of the language, much … Continue reading

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Remembering Robert Novak

I couldn’t help but think back a few years after reading about the recent death of conservative newspaper columnist and former CNN “Crossfire” co-host Robert Novak at age 78. The journalist known as “The Prince of Darkness” came to Wingate … Continue reading

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