Category Archives: journalism

London calling, Part 2: Churchill, Cambridge, papers and kings

Fleet Street, as I noted in the previous post, is the historic home of the newspaper industry in London. The papers left in the 1980s, for reasons we’ll touch on momentarily. But there’s still plenty to see in that area … Continue reading

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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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