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When Death Comes

March 26, 2011


Randy Ludlow of the Columbus Dispatch tweeted it first at about noon Thursday: A 24-year-old woman named Meredith Wilkie died when she was struck by a tree while camping. A tragic story by any measure. But I took notice for a different reason: I knew that name. Meredith had been a student of mine in […]

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 […]

Harnessing the Ties That Bind

February 15, 2011


I left my life in horse racing behind when I quit working at the United States Trotting Association and joined the community that is Ohio State University. But thank goodness my horse racing life didn’t leave me. On Monday in my magazine writing class, we had a video conference visit from Charles Leerhsen, who has […]

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 […]

Using My Friends for the Greater Good

October 20, 2010


In the spirit of, “If you can’t ask your your friends for help, what good are they?” I have pestered a few of my friends to share themselves and their talents with my news classes, and their help and insights have been amazing. It started Tuesday in one section of my News Media Presentation class […]