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“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,

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

Sing a song of journalistic responsibilities…

I wonder if you have to audition for the Society of Professional Journalists chapter at Columbia? I wonder if there will be a sing-along at the national SPJ convention? With just a little more pitch control, this could be journoGlee!

Posted in humor, Journalism, media studies, Music, Newspapers, wesleyan

When a Pickle Showed Patriotic Colors

A reminiscence: According to one of the authors, this was an April Fool story that got misdirected to the Fourth of July. Back in the summer of 1979, I was writing the daily “People in the News” column that ran

Posted in Connecticut, editors, Google, History, humor, Newspapers, Stepno, The Hartford Courant

No offense meant to baristas

I’ve added some content, links and a made-up indented quote to my WordPress Notes page, after noticing one-too-many student sites made with WordPress that show signs of “this was just done for class and I left it hanging around.” Often,

Posted in Blogging, CMS Software, Education, humor, hypertext, WebDesign, WordPress

When newspapers had…

Editor Carole Tarrant of The Roanoke Times mentioned this picture on Twitter this morning, noting that the dress is made entirely from her newspaper. (The picture was posted by Brent Watts of Channel 7.) That reminded me of a poem

Posted in History, humor, Newspapers, verse
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