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Amid Endings and Beginnings, I Remain a Daydream Believer

March 4, 2012

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“Daydream Believer” is on iTunes as I started typing, and I know I can choose for it to lead me into melancholy, or I can just sing along and pretend I am again 10 years old, with my hairbrush for a microphone, dueting with my beloved Davy Jones and The Monkees. Davy Jones, of course, […]

Good Writing for the Ear is the Future of Radio

November 18, 2011

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We had a fascinating discussion today with five prominent Columbus radio personalities who shared the good, bad and ugly of a career in radio. Dino Tripodis of WSNY, 94.7 FM, Dan Orr of WLVQ, Dan Mushalko of WCBE, my student Sam Obermeyer of Scarlet & Gray Radio and Mike Thompson of WOSU joined Doug Dangler […]

Teaching to the Test

August 28, 2011

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As my 10-year-old son sat at his computer one night last spring, sweat began trickling down the side of his face like he was in the “Marathon Man” dental chair. His eyes darted between the monitor and the keyboard, willing his brain to find the right answer and his fingers to type the right key–as […]

Starting School with Juan Williams

August 21, 2011

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But much like Lord Voldemort's rebounding killing curse that made Harry Potter stronger, so did NPR's move appear to enhance, not dilute, Williams' career. He locked into a robust contract with Fox News, and wrote a book called "Muzzled," which speaks about his personal experience with NPR, and the nationwide "muzzling" of reasonable people with middle-of-the-road viewpoints our culture is experiencing.

Writers Talking and Writing

August 9, 2011

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I have been surrounded by words from inspiring people this week, and that, of course, inspires me to write. Spent part of the morning with the Statewide Editors Association talking about the publishing of trade magazines and the special challenges and opportunities they represent. Several dozen editors and writers from across America gather annually for […]

Of Tressel, ‘Bang Bang’ and Multimedia Journalism–Closing Out the Year at Ohio State

June 5, 2011

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Life is full of surprises. Last April I could not have been more surprised when School of Communication director Dr. Carroll Glynn wrote me a one sentence email that changed my life: “Would you like to teach full-time at Ohio State?”  I had been teaching one class at OSU (my beloved magazine writing) for six […]

Journalism Schools Connect Through Twitter

April 19, 2011

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Just had a great hour talking journalism with a group of students from–Ohio University. And no, I didn’t forget to put “State” in there. My boss, Dr. Carroll Glynn, was contacted by Sarah Grothjan (@SarahGrothjan), co-editor for INC, a weekly publication that reports on journalism-related news and commentary for faculty and staff of OU’s E.W. […]

Stop and Smell the Stories

April 9, 2011

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I would not be surprised if my Ohio State journalism students have nightmares about the phrase “story ideas.” In all of my classes–news writing, multimedia, social media, magazine writing–each student has to come up with what must feel like 100 story ideas (actually 5-10), and it seems to torture them. It’s not merely the idea–it’s […]

So Proud in So Many Ways

March 2, 2011

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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

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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 […]