Monthly Archives: October 2017

A little good reading for tomorrow

If you’re reading announcements in Canvas, you’ve already learned that Leonard Pitts had to cancel and won’t be coming to class tomorrow. I had scheduled magazine faculty member Ron Stodghill to come on Thursday, and he has graciously agreed to … Continue reading

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Get ready for Leonard Pitts, Jr.

I’m really looking forward to meeting our guest Tuesday morning in class, and you’re going to be stoked, too, when you do a little homework on Leonard Pitts, Jr. He’s in town to accept a Missouri Honor Medal. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Stop scrambling for ‘why,’ and stop calling them ‘shooters’

Another week, another mass shooting in America. In addition to being heartsick, angry and frustrated, I am, as usual, distressed by the way mass shootings are reported in the breaking news cycle. I think of the survivors and the loved … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know is right here (almost)

Some of these you have surely heard before. Some of these may be new. All of these are worth remembering. Thanks to Poynter for putting them together and sharing them at ONA ’17 and with all of us.

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Fun with framing (and fracking)

Scott gave you two stories to read last week about the fracking boom. One, ” Y’all Smell That? That’s the Smell of Money,” was published in Texas Monthly in October 2014. The other, “Fracking Boom Spews Toxic Air Emissions on Texas … Continue reading

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