Faculty-Driven In-Depth Journalism

I’ve been teaching a feature writing class this semester, and we’ve been using a pretty cool book that has proven to be popular with my students: The New New Journalism by Robert S. Boynton. Many of the featured journalists and writers talk about spending months — even years — working on their topics. They’re covering issues … Continue reading

RIAS German/American Journalists Exchange

American and German broadcast journalists have been participating in a significant transatlantic exchange opportunity since 1993. Every year, the RIAS German/American Journalists Exchange Program, sponsored by RTDNA and RTDNF, sends German journalists to the United States, and American journalists to Germany, to learn about our respective news media systems, governments, and cultures. According to RTDNA, … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s most popular tourist destination and one of the most popular tourist sites in all of Spain. Its foundation stone was set in 1882, and La Sagrada Familia has been under perpetual construction since then. It was designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudi. I was most fortunate to … Continue reading

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Global News Relay

The WTAMU Mass Communication program is involved in something really cool, and it’s called the Global News Relay. Described as “a collaboration of journalism schools across the world to broadcast rolling news,” we’ll be joining universities from the United Kingdom, India, Dubai, Indonesia, Norway, Australia, and elsewhere in the United States in providing 12 hours of news on Thursday, March 27. WT signed up for a two-hour … Continue reading

My Journalism Student is Getting Out of Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is just too dicey. My journalism student, Daniela Fierro (Twitter @daniefierro), is coming home. I give a lot of credit to West Texas A&M’s Study Abroad Office and to EESA-Eastern European Study Abroad, Daniela’s specific program coordinator, for staying on top of the situation as things have changed. Now, with Russia’s increased military … Continue reading

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