A Question of Bias

I was recently asked by a fellow Twitter user to comment on the following image:     Here’s the specific question from the tweet: “Butler tell me there is no coordinated bias here. What say you?” I always appreciate an opportunity to talk about journalism and the news media, and I hope you’ll bear with […]

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Launching #WTAsia2015

Almost two years have passed since Kim Bruce and I took our first group of travel writing students to South Korea and Japan. We dubbed that study abroad effort #WTAsia2013. Last Thursday, after a winter storm had forced class cancellations the week before, we finally launched #WTAsia2015. This year’s plan is to spend two weeks in South Korea. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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