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Social Media and Ethics Just because journalists and civil journalists are so involved in social media, does not mean that ethical standards should be overlooked.

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Longing

She had awaited that moment for some time in her life.  She knew it would come but was never quite sure when.  On some days, though, she wasn’t sure if her stars would align.  She only guessed this was a … Continue reading

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Speechless

He had that infectious laugh that would make others, from across any room, turn around and at least crack a smile if not fall out from laughter.  He had an aura about him; he was just the type of person … Continue reading

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At a Loss for Words

I am afraid today that I am fumbling with words, looking for a way to make sense of things.  Today, I am experiencing the utmost “what words cannot describe” day.  Something has occurred and nor words, photographs, video or anything … Continue reading

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Journalism as a Conversation

So it follows that we need to teach our students to become teachers of journalism. That is a new skill for them. http://buzzmachine.com/2007/10/05/how-do-we-teach-the-conversation/

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Man’s best friend(s)

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Over prepare, then go with the flow.

It is time for a new academic year to begin.  Students begin to roll into my office with enthusiastic faces waiting for education to engulf their minds, compensating for their time and payment.  As I begin to prepare myself, I … Continue reading

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