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Think Different, Teach Different, Learn Different: An Apple iTunes U Adventure

February 1, 2014

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The bare stage, artistically lit, adorned with just three director chairs and framed by a movie-sized projection screen bearing the Apple logo, seemed the perfect setting for one of the computer company’s familiar product launches or insightful tech instruction. There was only one major difference at this event: This time the stage was set for […]

Is There iPad Proof in the Points?

September 24, 2013

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Our iPad research project is actually composed of two separate aspects: the tool and the content delivery. Our belief is the iPads will help make our students better and more quickly prepared for journalism married with multimedia and social media, and we are already seeing those results. They have been Tweeting and linking since day […]

OSU Journalism iPads: One Step Backwards, Two Steps Forward

August 31, 2013

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We are just completing our first week with the iPads, and we may finally be hitting our stride. Tuesday was spent with Cory Tressler getting acclimated with our apps, setting up email and preferences, and encasing them in our OtterBox. Almost every students seemed to sigh in relief once the iPad was ensconced in the OtterBox, […]

In the Beginning, there were iPads

August 19, 2013

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Three months in the making. $25,000 expended. An entire course rewritten, revised and revised again. And it begins tomorrow. The Digital First Impact Grant goes from concept to reality starting tomorrow, as we unpack 30 iPads with Otterbox cases, microphones, keyboards and other accessories. We will load them with apps, inventory and affix with ID […]

Columbus uncovers secrets behind a ‘Dirty War’

July 11, 2013

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The film was over and the credits rolling, but the theater audience remained mute, staring straight ahead at the screen. It was only after the post-viewing speakers walked toward the stage that the silence was broken, as the audience members rose one by one, their applause infectious until the capacity crowd was on its collective […]

Previewing the New Columbus Dispatch, and Hoping for a Bright Shiny Future

July 12, 2012

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The offer came amid the copious content in my June 24 Sunday Columbus Dispatch: In his column, “The Inside Story,” editor Ben Marrison said not a week went by that someone didn’t seek a preview of the upcoming format change for The Dispatch–and now was our chance. “For those of you who are interested in […]

Teaching LiFE at The Lantern

June 29, 2012

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Summer is usually the quietest time around the Ohio State campus, as we teach just a smattering of classes and work slows down for full-time staffers. But around the Journalism Building Thursday we had a full house, as I hosted 25 members of the Ohio State LiFE Sports Camp and Clinic in the Lantern newsroom […]

Length is Relative–at Least When It Comes to Writing Articles

May 7, 2012

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Even in this age of Twitter, it’s  hard to find a journalist who doesn’t like to write long. We all love to share our prose and think ourselves masters of wit and language. We can turn a phrase like a ballerina on pointe. Which is why I was a little surprised today when my students […]

Living Life, Discovering Death on Facebook

April 21, 2012

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The military is just discovering what the rest of us already knew: You can’t hide anything on Facebook. An investigation is reportedly underway to figure out how and why Ariell Taylor-Brown learned through Facebook contact with another soldier that her husband, Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown, had just been killed in Afghanistan. The military is irked […]

Rockin’ Out with Journalism Stars at Ohio State

April 4, 2012

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Once, my husband and I were at a James Beard dinner in Napa Valley when he looked over my head (not hard to do since he is more than a foot taller than I) in apparent awe and wonder. I thought there was a beautiful woman behind me. When I asked what exactly he was […]