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Tweeting Fast, Being Wrong, Regrettable Writing–So Many Teaching Moments

January 28, 2012

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The classes each quarter we spend on Twitter in my social media and journalism class at Ohio State (Comm 422, News Media Presentation) are among my favorites. It’s a true “ah ha” moment to show them the tricks and tools that will help Twitter work for them, and them work for Twitter. And it’s a […]

Learning to Read the Sports Page with Aaron Portzline

November 1, 2011

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I have breakfast with Aaron Portzline every morning. Get your mind out of then gutter–it’s not like that. Aaron is the Columbus Dispatch reporter covering our NHL team, the Blue Jackets, which has made him something like a Greek storyteller, covering triumph and tragedy, farce and frivolity. And around our house, he is a little […]

Introducing a Child of 2001 to History on the 9/11 Anniversary

September 12, 2011

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Last night I watched the CBS documentary by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, and James Hanlon, “9/11: 10 YEARS LATER,” and I was not alone. In addition to my husband, 10-year-0ld Danny was also on the couch with me. Like our American tragedy, Danny was born in 2001, and he was nearly seven months old on […]

Meeting Mac

June 30, 2011

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I’m not sure what I love more today, Google Alerts or Twitter, for both brought an exceptional experience–and person–to my magazine writing class. I have a Google Alert set up for “Columbus, Ohio,” because I’m always looking for story ideas that pertain to, well, Columbus, Ohio. And last week when I returned to home after […]

Put Down the Phone–We Are Rockin’ With Bon Jovi!

May 11, 2011

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My son and I went to see Bon Jovi at Nationwide Arena last night, to revisit my youth (though I’d never revisit age 14 on a bet), and expose my kid to an arguable  rock god (so he can see Big Time Rush is not exactly classic rock-n-roll). It should have been an evening filled […]

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 […]