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Back in school at old school in a new way

This is going to be fun. I am for the third time enrolled at Wesleyan University… Continuing an old tradition of “leave job… return to college  (preferably Wesleyan)…” When I quit my daily newspaper job at The Hartford Courant, my

Posted in 2013, Education, hypertext, jpop, media studies, MOOCs, movies, Radford, Stepno, wesleyan

Spring housecleaning

Wait! You didn’t type the wrong address… I’ve just changed the “look” of this blog drastically, something that WordPress makes it easy to do. Scroll down and you will see the same blog posts that were here yesterday, including my

Posted in 2013, WordPress

Virginia newspapers… An Appalachian-Hathaway?

Yesterday’s announcement that Berkshire-Hathaway Media is buying my almost-local daily, the Roanoke Times, sent me off building link lists for the benefit of recent graduates still researching media careers… (See below.) Warren Buffett’s BH Media has been acquiring papers in this

Posted in 2013, community, Future of news, hyperlocal, Journalism, Newspapers, Roanoke Times

“Top 50 Journalism Professors” — who, me?

Last year I was named one of America’s “Top 50 Journalism Professors”, and I’ve finally decided to share that link with my students as an end-of-semester exercise in critical thinking, while we talk about the differences between journalism in print, on

Posted in 2013, biography, humor, jheroes, Journalism, Radford, teaching

And now it’s “Spring Semester”

That’s Friday morning after Thursday’s storm… Now three days of melting-and-freezing before classes begin. I’ll keep my WDBJ7 weather app handy. For now, sure is pretty… (Distant visitors: That’s from the top of a hill in Radford, Virginia, looking west

Posted in 2013, photography, Radford
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