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Whether writing with style or making a deadline, it was a tough week for all

March 22, 2014

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This was a tough week for all of us, and you could tell by our tweets. First, Comm 2221. It was midterm week (even though the semester is a month away from the end), and our assignment is in two parts: 50-questions of AP Style and current events, followed by a deadline writing assignment. Sent […]

Doing Our Part to Keep Austin Weird at #SXSWedu

March 5, 2014

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Night had fallen on Austin, and I could still hear the revelry off Congress Street, but a 5 a.m. airport shuttle pickup had me sitting in my Embassy suite, bonding with my MacBook Pro, as opposed to joining the festivities. We had come, we had presented and, with any luck, we had contributed to the […]

I know it’s cold, but at Ohio State we are about to heat things up

January 7, 2014

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After an extra two-day break, thanks to the polar vortex that has frozen the Midwest, Spring 2014 is ready to launch here at Ohio State. I can’t wait for us to get started. Although much will be familiar in the new semester, even more will be new, and our courses continue to grow and evolve […]

The Ecstacy of iPads + Journalism: Hats off to Karlie the Mojo! #osucomm2221

September 12, 2013

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We planned that class to begin to identify news value, but Karlie already had a jump on things. She had sent me a note with the desire to write on the USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier set for our own Crew Stadium. My response: “I love the story idea. We can definitely localize–and will start brainstorming […]

Journalism 2.0: Old and New Frontiers

May 16, 2013

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I’m headed these next two days for a step back and a step forward in time. Tonight I am headed to the Founders Day dinner from the Society of Professional Journalists Central Ohio Chapter, where we will have dinner, listen to former journalist-turned-legislator Mike Curtin, and engage in a silent auction to benefit the chapter, […]

No Shortage of Ethical Issues Around Here

January 20, 2013

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When our school director asked me to teach Media Law and Ethics this semester, I thought, “That could be interesting.” I had taken the media law course twice–as an undergraduate at Temple University and as a graduate student at Ohio State, and as a journalist for more than 20 years, I had faced my fair […]

College Freakonomics: Learning How to Learn and Surviving a Screw Up

January 4, 2013

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My podcast obsession recently led me to Freakonomics radio, where I clicked on the two-part “Freakonomics Goes to College.” Part 1 was a look at how shockingly easily a college education can be falsified through online classes at for-profit colleges, or even the simple purchase of a diploma (for $180 I can get a degree […]

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 […]

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 […]