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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 […]

Fallacy, Lies, Retraction–All Part of a Daisey Day in ‘This American Life’

March 22, 2012

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The title of this week’s episode of “This American Life” left no doubt about its theme. It was called “Retraction,” and it told the story, with raw honesty and naked regret, of how Ira Glass’ acclaimed and award-winning Public Radio broadcast aired a report on the Chinese workers making Apple products, which was filled with […]

Dinner Stomach vs. Dessert Stomach–It’s Just a Story Idea to Me

January 9, 2012

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My son’s private little secret is now public–in the January issue of Columbus Monthly. The Body Brigade moved from Danny’s imaginative way to get me to give him dessert, to the back page column in Monthly called “Finale” (see below). It’s a little narrative about the Lilliputian-sized people who Danny says live in his body […]

Life With the iPhone

December 13, 2011

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I finally got the iPhone this past quarter, and it might just be the greatest thing I have ever owned (although I’m pretty fond of my house and Subaru Outback, too). It’s funny, but when I went to the Easton Apple store to get it, it wasn’t like making other purchases–I have money, now give […]

Good Writing for the Ear is the Future of Radio

November 18, 2011

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We had a fascinating discussion today with five prominent Columbus radio personalities who shared the good, bad and ugly of a career in radio. Dino Tripodis of WSNY, 94.7 FM, Dan Orr of WLVQ, Dan Mushalko of WCBE, my student Sam Obermeyer of Scarlet & Gray Radio and Mike Thompson of WOSU joined Doug Dangler […]