I love the academy. I love having smart conversations with my colleagues and students. I love seeing young people’s eyes opened to new ideas and a critical perspective on all manner of topics and issues. I love seeing older students who return to school and find a new or refreshed love of learning. I am a vocal proponent of the enduring value of higher education for all who choose to pursue it.
Adding to the 11 journalists who have died in the line of duty this year, NPR photojournalist David Gilkey and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed June 5 when their Humvee, part of an Afghan army convoy, was hit by rocket propelled grenades during a Taliban ambush.
What can we learn when a newspaper folds? Especially if it’s part of a valuable local news ecosystem?
The Gannett Company made an offer of $815 million Monday to buy the Tribune Publishing Company, which owns The Chicago Tribune and The L.A. Times, along with a handful of other papers, including the Orlando Sentinel just down the road from us here in Tampa.
What happens when we say something without thinking it through and it hurts someone deeply?