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

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

Journalism’s Moment in Tuscaloosa

If you live outside of the state of Alabama, you may not have heard about this week’s Tuscaloosa City Board of Education election — yet. I feel pretty confident that this is going to get some national attention. There are accusations of voter fraud, an email that suggests a University of Alabama sorority offered free … Continue reading