Monthly Archives: March 2011

Flip-flop and short-shorts alert

Let’s be honest about this: It’s that time of year when a young man or young woman’s thoughts turn to skimpier clothing and naked toes. Unfortunately, there is no quicker way to shoot yourself in the foot as a student … Continue reading

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Engaging readers

Joy Mayer will be with us in class this week to talk about engaging readers. I’ll be blunt: Right now, we’re not great at this. We try to keep up with readers’ comments and take part in the conversation after … Continue reading

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Open Missouri

I vote “yes“; the more open, the better. So Thursday morning, I’ll be at Open Missouri Day at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, listening to the gospel of better journalism through open records and data. That means no class until next … Continue reading

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From my Sunday reading

First, in case you’re not reading this blog regularly — or the comments on it — here’s what Zack Lewandowski had to say about using Twitter to report a story over the weekend: Tonight I am working a GA shift … Continue reading

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Better, deeper sourcing

Jake Sherlock talked a little this week about using social media to source stories. We could spend a lot more time on the subject. Or you could just read this terrific, comprehensive look at social media in journalism that I … Continue reading

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