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 […]

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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 […]

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A New Urgency for Journalism

Another new semester will dawn at West Texas A&M University next week. Just as the summer starts its predictable fade into fall, I’ll once again find myself inside a classroom, meeting new students and catching up with familiar ones. I appreciate the academic cycle, with its built-in opportunities for renewal and change. Every semester offers […]

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A Primer for the Masses: Trusting Information

I had a lot of discussions with my media classes this past week about what happened in Boston and how the news media have covered these events. We’ve had very good conversations about the information we were getting, its quality, and whether it could be trusted. Much focus has been on the journalists and how […]

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