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Downsizing your book collection

I love books and reading, but I realized that I needed to downsize my book collection. I’m offering some tips about reducing the number of books that you have.

Insights from photographing Jaguars-Lions NFL game

With the 2018 NFL season getting underway, I’m sharing a post I wrote about photographing the Jaguars-Lions game in 2012 with photographer Daron Dean.  I was on the sidelines of EverBank Field in Jacksonville, getting ready for the start of the Jacksonville Jaguars – Detroit Lions NFL game. I was excited and a little nervous. I […]

5 tips to avoid fake news

The class I was observing started with eight students sharing news stories they’d found that focused on legal issues related to the topics of the course. Each student briefly explained the legal issue — who was involved in the case and what the charges were. But only one said what the source of the news story […]

Panel discusses impact of Hazelwood on college student media

2, 4, 6, 8 — Another live-blogging update: Cheryl Pell’s design tips

by Casey Kochey and Christine Eschenfelder Cheryl Pell is the next up with more tech tips for instructors: 3. Cheryl says to bookmark some of your favorite sites for design inspiration, showing a great clip on Vimeo, which she has tucked away for another day.  She also talked about Cover Junkie, a site which stores […]

Job description for The Alligator Online’s multimedia editor reminds class of the technology skills required in many of today’s media positions — and they’re learning some of those skills in MMC 2100

I try to start every lecture with the announcement of a “professional opportunity” – a professional organization’s meeting, a special guest speaker on campus, an update on the College’s Job and Internship Fair, etc. Today, I included The Alligator Online’s announcement recruiting a Multimedia Editor. Alligator.org is expanding and needs a Multimedia Editor to coordinate […]

Student Press Law Center’s 35-year history

Mark Goodman (Knight chair for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State) and Megan Fromm (doc student at the University of Maryland) talked about the history of the Student Press Law Center. And both have been a part of the SPLC history. Mark was the SPLC executive director for more than 20 years — starting six weeks […]