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Where the Heck is “Back of the Pack” Anyway?

October 21, 2012

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Dan Kuch finished second in the 2012 Blue Water Triathlon in Arizona today, after coming out the swim leg “in the back of the pack.” Rene Rast was bumped and forced “to the back of the pack” during the Porsche Carrera Cup in Hockenheim, but rallied for the win. Michael Waltrip waited at the “back […]

Give a kid a newspaper, and he will read for a lifetime

September 4, 2012

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My 11-year-old son was freaking out the other morning. It had nothing to do with breakfast or his clothes, or whether he had studied for the quiz that loomed. He was freaking because our newspaper had failed to be delivered on time. I know what you are thinking–what self-respecting 6th grader reads the newspaper? After […]

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 […]

Following the 10 Commandments of Magazine Writing

June 10, 2012

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I will start by saying this blog has nothing to do with religion, despite its title, which I will admit I stole from This American Life, as opposed to the Bible. Ira Glass in 2007 did an episode called “Ten Commandments,” and featured stories of people struggling to follow the commandments. But neither Ira, nor […]

A New Beginning–Ending the Ohio State Quarter System with a Bang

May 26, 2012

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You know that feeling when you realize you haven’t blogged for a while, and you know you need to write something, and so many things have happened to blog about that it’s hard to pick a topic, and they are all timely? Welcome to my Saturday night. I am spending it as every good professor […]

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 […]

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 […]