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 […]

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The 10-Book Challenge FINISHED: Book #10

Maus II, A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman I hadn’t anticipated reading Spiegelman’s other installment of Maus, but I was so impressed with the first one that I drove up to Amarillo today to purchase the second one. This one begins when Spiegelman’s father, Vladek, is brought to Auschwitz. The subtitle […]

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The 10-Book Challenge: Book #9

Maus I, A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman You can find Maus on various lists of must-read journalism. Spiegelman isn’t a journalist — he’s an artist — but he portrays his father’s story of surviving the Nazi holocaust in the style of journalism narrative. And, he also does it in the form of […]

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The 10-Book Challenge: Book #8

Night by Elie Wiesel I was poking around in my departmental office recently and came across a boxful of this book. It had been the selection for the Readership WT program three years ago. I hadn’t read this since high school, so I grabbed a copy (I’m faculty — I can do that) and took […]

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