Monthly Archives: March 2017

Really truly listening is harder than ever

I’m fascinated by listening and what goes wrong — and right — in human communication. And over the years, my conviction has grown that listening is if not the secret than one of the secrets to great interviews. I bet … Continue reading

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‘I am the boss of me’ (and other benefits of making your own way in this world)

Ann Friedman is coming to class tomorrow morning. I don’t want to steal all of the happy endings, but she does kinda have a great story about how she turned a (seemingly) bad thing into a good thing in her … Continue reading

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Put off reading this, miss out on free $$$

The J-School has a scholarship to give to some deserving junior or senior who’s headed in the direction of a career in newspapers (and, of course, we don’t just mean print products by that). Read the attached PDF for eligibility … Continue reading

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Science, skepticism and storytelling

Thought you’d find this interesting after watching the first part of “Merchants of Doubt” in class on Tuesday. (The film actually earns a mention in this piece.) What’s our role in the “War on Science”? One thing is obvious: We … Continue reading

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