Author Archives: Kevin M. Lerner

I asked for animated GIFs about mass comm law for extra credit on the final, and this is what I got

In the final exam for my mass communication law class this semester, I asked students to write a policy for the use of animated GIFs in a hypothetical publication, taking into account copyright law and the Fair Use Doctrine. I got some good answers. But I also offered a couple of points of extra credit […]

Cultural consumption blogs from students in my class The Critic as Journalist and Essayist.

This semester, I am leading a specialized journalism seminar in criticism, which is my homage to my late Columbia professor Mike Janeway. Because I want them to be actively engaged in the cultural conversation, I am posting links to their blogs here. If you’re reading this, read their blogs too. Comment on them. Challenge them and […]

echoBoom Magazine support

echoBoom Magazine is an iPad magazine created by students in Professor Kevin M. Lerner’s News Workshop class at Marist College in the fall semester of 2014. The app is available for download for free from the iTunes Store. For technical support or other questions, contact Kevin Lerner at echoBoom Magazine is the voice of […]

CFP: AEJMC Magazine Division Research Paper Co-Authorship Program for Practitioners and Research Faculty

Call for Proposals: AEJMC Magazine Division Research Paper Co-Authorship Program for Practitioners and Research Faculty In the disciplines of communication, experienced practitioners often find themselves in the academy for the first time, teaching courses in the things they know how to do best. In the case of Magazine Division members, that means they teach students […]

Call for Editor(s): Journal of Magazine and New Media Research

The AEJMC Magazine Division seeks an editor for the Journal of Magazine and New Media Research. The job requires a time commitment of at 5-6 hours a week on average.  Some weeks may be more, and some weeks less. The Journal publishes twice a year. The current issue is available here. The position entails the following: […]

My memoir of summers at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and of John Green

Because I try to keep mostly about journalism, and because my friend Kate Lee invited me to try out Medium, I wrote a little memoir-essay about my summers at nerd camp on Medium’s beautiful site. If you’re interested in my brush with a teenage proto-author or want to see a picture of me jamming on […]

Mike Janeway: The Professor as Critic, Journalist and Essayist

Mike Janeway died on Thursday. If I can be said to have known Janeway, it was through a course he taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism when I was a student there in the spring of 2000. It was a course on criticism, and it was one of a very few courses […]

News workshop: the five semi-finalists in the class run like a reality show are up and running

Last week, the students in COM 461: News Workshop, at Marist College, winnowed down their remaining projects from ten to five. The five semi-finalist projects, each with a team of three students, will now run for a few weeks, until they are cut down to the final three. Their sites were supposed to launch today. […]

Journalism workshop: reality show as pedagogy

This semester, I have been leading a class at Marist College called News Workshop. This is the crowning course in the journalism concentration within Marist’s communication major. At the beginning of the semester, I asked each of the 15 students enrolled in the course to propose a start-up publication. Then I set them a series […]

Al Goldstein attempts to slip himself into the mainstream New York press

Too many of my blog posts have been about the deaths of people who interacted with (MORE), the 1970s journalism review that is the subject of my dissertation. But I suppose that is a risk of writing about people who were already in the public eye 40 years ago. My previous post was about the […]