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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 […]

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 […]

Deer Meet Headlights: It’s time to take a ride

August 21, 2013

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First class down, no iPads yet in hand, and already I can feel a variety of emotion exuding from my Comm 2221 students that ranges from excitement and enthusiasm to panic. I encouraged them to panic–for next three hours, and then it’s time to start working. There were 32 of us in the room, including […]

In the Beginning, there were iPads

August 19, 2013

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Three months in the making. $25,000 expended. An entire course rewritten, revised and revised again. And it begins tomorrow. The Digital First Impact Grant goes from concept to reality starting tomorrow, as we unpack 30 iPads with Otterbox cases, microphones, keyboards and other accessories. We will load them with apps, inventory and affix with ID […]

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, […]

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 […]