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Saving the newspaper, 1932

  A former student of mine, now editor-in-chief of a small-town weekly newspaper, confessed on Facebook that she got lost in some bedtime reading last night and was up past 1:30. Coincidence: I was not only guilty of the same thing

Posted in community, fiction, Journalism, jpop, literature, Newspapers, popular culture

Utopias, communication, education & #edcmooc

Our #edcmooc online course discussion topics include technological utopias and dystopias, coincidentally a theme in the Digital Culture program created by David Bogen and colleagues at Emerson College in Boston. I joined the team in 2000. My class was called

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Posted in communication, Digital Culture, Education, fiction, MOOCs, Newspapers, writing

Journalists in famous suspense and monster movies

I just watched “Rear Window” to review how Alfred Hitchcock presented its wheelchair-bound photojournalist character. Pretty amazing that the travel, excitement and adventure of his career are billed as such strong competition for Grace Kelly… So far, I haven’t read

Posted in fiction, film, Journalism, jpop, movies, photography

Newspaper movies to be thankful for…

… or not. Some of the movies I’ve linked to here are decidedly not “Citizen Kane” or “All the President’s Men.” But students in my “Portrayal of the Journalist in Film, Fiction & Popular Culture” class may be happy to

Posted in fiction, film, Journalism, jpop, media studies, movies, Multimedia, Newspapers, Video, youtube

Top 20 Lessons for Journalism Students from HBO’s “The Newsroom”

…and 30 other random observations, many out of order (think before talk). Some are true, some not. Some are less “top” than others. For links to reviews of the show and the Hemingway-Gellhorn film, see my previous post. HBO customers

Posted in fiction, film, jheroes, Journalism, media studies, popular culture, Television

Undead Journalism: A Summer Book List

The semester’s over, so now it’s time for the professor to hit the books… OK, so perhaps I’ll also find time to tune up the banjo, guitar and ukulele, restring the old autoharp I bought a little while ago, and

Posted in fiction, film, jheroes, Journalism, media studies, Newspapers, Radford

Fictional journalists behaving badly on old time radio

I’ve been doing more posting at Newspaper Heroes on the Air (jheroes.com) than here lately, so a cross-reference seems in order. If you haven’t visited that site, please do. On the weekends, I’ve been commenting on an “Adventures of Superman”

Posted in ethics, fiction, jheroes, oldtime radio

Wrapping up Women’s History Month in Radio Dramas

Over at JHeroes.com, I’ve had a fun month tipping my hat to Women’s History Month, exploring the audio biographies of famous women editors, publishers and reporters — partly because “women reporters” is a major theme my “Portrayal of the Journalist

Posted in Education, fiction, j-heroes, Journalism, literature, oldtime radio, podcast, radio
  • RT @RepDonBeyer: “One of the greatest tragedies of history is man’s suppression of the genius, and the power, and the creativity of women.”… 10 hours ago
  • RT @dabeard: She never got the chance to teach students from space. 32 years later, 2 new astronaut-teachers will do that for her https://t… 1 day ago
  • RT @indyweek: This Saturday - Five thousand tipsy Harry Potter fans to brave the winter wondermare for Raleigh's Wizard and Wand Festival (… 1 day ago
  • RT @FrankLoMonte: Access to court records enabled Virginia journalists to expose racial inequities and lax enforcement of gun laws. Now, a… 5 days ago
  • RT @Sulliview: The words Trump uses, and the words the media must use in response. New from me here wapo.st/2B0jniZ?tid=ss… 6 days ago
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