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.
Journalism Notes: Afflicting the Comfortable
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.
Journalism Notes: Loss, lessons as newspaper folds
What can we learn when a newspaper folds? Especially if it’s part of a valuable local news ecosystem?
Journalism Notes: Collaborative Accountability
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.
Journalism Notes: When Words are Unwise
What happens when we say something without thinking it through and it hurts someone deeply?