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So Proud in So Many Ways

March 2, 2011


Evert morning I get an alert from The Lantern of the stories in that day’s paper, and glance at it before tackling the paper itself.  But I can’t say I was ever more excited to get that alert than today. The subject line was “Graffiti tags on occupied buildings must go, commission says,” and I […]

Lessons Learned from the Golden Voice

February 4, 2011


Columbus Dispatch's Doral Chenoweth and Michael Paull show what is really 'golden' to journalism students

Writing for Readers: It’s All About Me!

February 2, 2011


In my former life as editor of Hoof Beats magazine, I attended a meeting of American Horse Publication where writing coach Ann Wylie gave a fantastic presentation on how to make our magazine articles better, and I use her advise every day. Now, as a writing professor, I am the one giving advice, but I […]

Making the Most of Nate Riggs and School Board Meetings

January 18, 2011


A select gathering of my Ohio State journalism students have joined me this evening at the Columbus City School Board meeting, a mere six hours after we welcomed social media guru Nate Riggs ( to our class for a talk on blogs. Our hour with Nate flew by, as he filled our head with ways […]

Total Wipeout

January 6, 2011


For journalism students, finding story ideas can feel like an unconquerable obstacle course

Smarter Than Me

November 18, 2010


Jake Parillo of Google visited Ohio State earlier this quarter and said he left a prior job for a great reason: “I was tired of being the smartest person in the room,” he said. “That doesn’t happen at Google.” It doesn’t happen at Ohio State either, and I love it. This week we started with […]

Linking to Multimedia

October 26, 2010


Multimedia lecturer Nick George gave a great presentation today in my 422 class with a whole slew of links to help them get started in multimedia journalism. Here they are in one spot! PS: Remember, Nick and I are teaching 621 (Enterprise Reporting for Diverse Communities) next quarter, and we’d love to have you in […]

Where Have you Gone, Bob Woodward?

September 23, 2010


As part of a sample quiz on the first day of my New Media Presentation class at Ohio State, I asked a question about Bob Woodward as it related to his new Obama book, “Obama’s Wars.” I could understand them not knowing that reference, but I was more than a bit surprised when they had […]

I Read Today…

September 7, 2010


I read today that you need to make $75,000 a year to be happy. That, according to an AP article in the Columbus Dispatch, is the launch point from which people feel comfortable in their financial standing. And that, the article said, means happiness for many. Now I now a lot of people who make […]

Job, Internship Hunting (updated 4/21/11)

August 21, 2010


Here are recent positions I came across that might interest you. Editorial Internship Opportunities: Cleveland Magazine is looking for editorial interns for fall 2011.  The deadline for applying is July 15.  (We have already chosen our summer interns.) The internships are unpaid. (We reimburse for parking or a bus pass.) The internships range from 16 […]