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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Believe in the 4th Estate and John Patrick Carney

October 16, 2010

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My beginning news writing class was treated last week to a visit from State Rep. John Patrick Carney from Ohio’s 22nd House District, who shared with them his thoughts on politics and the media, and how much they need each other to be responsible and accountable. I will admit to inviting Carney with bias. I […]