How to be a journalist

TUESDAY,  SEPT 22, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 26) How to Be a Journalist: An original series from  The Washington Post (Washington Post) Via Meg O’Neil Every news story has a story. Go beyond the headlines with Libby Casey as she explains how journalists do their jobs. Dozens of short videos available. TREND WATCH SinceContinue reading “How to be a journalist”

Campus newspapers heroes during pandemic

MONDAY,  SEPT 21, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 25) College newspaper reporters are the journalism heroes for the pandemic era (Washington Post) Via Meg O’Neil In New York, it was the Washington Square News that first reported a covid-19 outbreak in a college dorm. In Gainesville, Fla., the Alligator is the newspaper that has beenContinue reading “Campus newspapers heroes during pandemic”

Privacy ≠ COVID secrecy

THURSDAY,  SEPT 3, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 14) Universities can’t use privacy laws to withhold data on coronavirus outbreaks, experts say (Washington Post) University of Alabama faculty members were threatened by department leaders Aug. 24 with “serious consequences” if they shared news of coronavirus infections on campus. Arizona State University, which boasts one ofContinue reading “Privacy ≠ COVID secrecy”

“Student-Athlete”

THURSDAY,  AUG. 20, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 5) (Washington Post) The NCAA uses ‘student-athlete’ as a weapon. Some college journalists just stripped it away. Last week, the editors of the (University of North Carolina) Tar Heel informed the world they would no longer use the heinous phrase “student-athlete.” They pointed out that their ownContinue reading ““Student-Athlete””