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Are you as smart as a 6th grader? If you are a voter, I sure hope so

September 23, 2012


Danny hunched protectively over his blue college-rule notebook on Wednesday, pen moving furiously across the page as he crafted his words. The next day he was due to give the speech he hoped would loft him through popular election onto his Middle School Leadership Team, a gathering of 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students who represent […]

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

May 7, 2012


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 […]

On the C-Bus Wine Trail

March 26, 2012


All those years of drinking wine in Napa Valley–and beyond–have finally paid off–I am officially the new wine blogger for Drink Up Columbus, Cheryl Harrison’s fabulous blog about imbibing in the Capital City. I had the amazing opportunity to work for three years in the Valley as an editor at the Napa Valley Register. It […]

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 […]