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Former Ohio State Journalism Student Helps Pulitzer Winner Teach with Grace

March 15, 2013

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Cory Shaffer and I met in the first class on my first day of full-time employment at Ohio State in the Autumn of 2010. It was a second-level journalism class, and blond, bespectacled, Cory was on the far right in the second row. He was quiet but contributory, with a quick wit and an easy-going manner. […]

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 […]

Guest Speakers Add so Much to a Class–Until They Don’t

November 17, 2011

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One of the best parts of being part of a university like Ohio State in a close-knit town like Columbus is the quality and quantity of experienced guest speakers we welcome to our classes. This quarter we have had major newspaper writers and videographers, Pulitzer Prize winners, bloggers, police chiefs, politicians and television news personalities. […]

Introducing a Child of 2001 to History on the 9/11 Anniversary

September 12, 2011

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Last night I watched the CBS documentary by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, and James Hanlon, “9/11: 10 YEARS LATER,” and I was not alone. In addition to my husband, 10-year-0ld Danny was also on the couch with me. Like our American tragedy, Danny was born in 2001, and he was nearly seven months old on […]

Put Down the Phone–We Are Rockin’ With Bon Jovi!

May 11, 2011

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My son and I went to see Bon Jovi at Nationwide Arena last night, to revisit my youth (though I’d never revisit age 14 on a bet), and expose my kid to an arguable  rock god (so he can see Big Time Rush is not exactly classic rock-n-roll). It should have been an evening filled […]