Just had a great hour talking journalism with a group of students from–Ohio University.
And no, I didn’t forget to put “State” in there.
My boss, Dr. Carroll Glynn, was contacted by Sarah Grothjan (@SarahGrothjan), co-editor for INC, a weekly publication that reports on journalism-related news and commentary for faculty and staff of OU’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Athens, Ohio. Sarah was inviting us to be part of a Twitter chat with students and faculty from inside Scripps and from other universities to have a discussion on various journalism-related topics. I was excited that Carroll passed it on to me.
And so, for an hour tonight, I joined the OU students talking about:
- NPR funding and the impact its reduction may have on journalism
- Censorship among the US media as compared with other countries–which spun off into an interesting “talk” on high school papers vs. mainstream media.
- How social media has impacted breaking news
- How media portrays marginalized groups in society
It was an enlightening hour to say the least, and I loved seeing all the different viewpoints from the next generation of journalists. How creative and open-minded they are. I am already looking forward to the next one–and look forward to the next time we reach a hand up Route 33 to include their brethren from Ohio State. And you can bet I’m going to get a similar chat going with our students, so I can return the favor to OU.
Can check out our dialogue on Twitter by searching for #INC. And please let me know on what topics you’d like to Tweet about.
C’mon OSU–we can get a good chat going, too!