My News Media Philosophies in Two Podcasts

I’m fortunate to have professional media friends who have done terrific work during their careers. Two of them, Jason Norris and Dennis Washington, have been innovators in podcasting over the years, too, and I’ve been lucky enough to be a guest on their programs. I’ve never shared those interviews here — until now. Jason Norris … Continue reading

The Professor as Student

NPR’s Morning Edition aired a terrific interview with Robert Plant this morning. Perhaps best known for his time with Led Zeppelin, Plant spoke to NPR about his continuing musical evolution and trying things that he might not be particularly good at. “You know,” he said, “I’m a student.” That sentiment is particularly relevant to me. At … Continue reading

Look to Campus for Journalism’s Renaissance

The news for college journalism has been pretty good recently, particularly for The Crimson White, the University of Alabama’s student newspaper. Student journalists turned their attention toward the continuing practice of racial segregation within the university’s Greek system. The reporting was picked up nationally and internationally, and The CW continued to hammer away at the issue … Continue reading