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Presentation Day; or How We Became Bobcats

Today was the last day of the academic program at Ohio University and it was all about us; well, sort of. All participants presented their research, projects, findings, proposals, and future plans. It was a very colorful and far-reaching session. … Continue reading

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Final Fridays

While I was waiting for my latte at Donkey’s this morning, everybody seemed to be in an extraordinarily good mood. It turns out that they were all very happy that it was such a beautiful day, and the beauty was, … Continue reading

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Interviewing, Technology, and Online Courses

Over the past two days, the academic program was dedicated to interviewing and technology. Jack Brady, who skyped in from Boston, is the author of the book The Interviewer’s Handbook and has lots of stories to tell about interviews he … Continue reading

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Ombudsmen, Community Journalism, and Media Ratings

Today’s session started with a phone-conversation with Andy Alexandra, Ombudsman at The Washington Post in Washington, D.C. The Post was one of the very first papers in the U.S. to institutionalize the position of an ombudsman in 1970 and has … Continue reading

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Back to School

Yes, the ironic undertone in this headline is intended. While this is certainly not true for all sessions, it is true for some where the level of the presentations is just not right. The headline of Monday’s session was “Good … Continue reading

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We Are Front Page News

The Athens News is the county’s “only locally owned newspaper” and appears twice a week. We visited it on Tuesday to see a small community newspaper. Next thing we know, they run a story on us that even makes the … Continue reading

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No News Is No News

We haven’t had many ‘ordinary’ days so far but today was definitely one of them. After my morning routine (walking to campus, getting coffee from Donkey’s [no blueberry scones today 😦 ), we had two sessions, one on media and … Continue reading

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