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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 […]

The Baptism of Peter Kaplan, Cub Reporter

Among the many stellar reporters who wrote for (MORE), a journalism review founded by J. Anthony Lukas and Richard Pollak, quite a few have passed on to the Great Clippings File in the Sky. One I would not have expected to die before my committee signed the front page of my dissertation on the topic […]

Marist Communication Capping 2013 Outside Assessor Form

The following link is for outside assessors of student projects in my fall, 2013 section of the communication major capstone course at Marist College.

AEJMC Magazine Division Call for Panel Proposals for 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Magazine Division of AEJMC invites calls for panel proposals for the 2014 conference, to be held in Montreal, Quebec. The deadline for submissions is October 1. At this time, we are soliciting ideas for panel ideas in three categories: TEACHING: Panels that discuss the state of the art in pedagogy: syllabus construction, grading, technology, classroom ethics, or any other panel on best practices or […]

FREE-lancing: The ethics and economics of paying writers with exposure and a byline, an AEJMC Magazine Division panel

On Friday, August 9, the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication sponsored a panel to discuss the “ethics and economics” of unpaid freelancing. Is it OK, the panel asked, for editors to ask journalists to give them stories in exchange for “exposure”? Is there ever a time when a […]