Category: Grad School

Grad school post: Is it just social media?

As contemporary society moves closer to complete participation in social media at some level, news organizations are utilizing the new modes to reach audiences. Follow writers and papers on Twitter for links to articles, or tag yourself in photos on Instagram. Reaching people has never been easier, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily healthy for

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Grad school post: The pyramids of journalistic competence and success

John Wooden created the pyramid of success which is widely used by coaches across the country for young athletes. It was the first thing that popped into my head when I started reading about the pyramid of journalism competence. The 10-block approach to organize skills journalists need to have is dead on and valuable. However, there

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Grad school post: Contributions to a democratic society

Dad always told me to consider the consequences, which of course I rarely did because when you’re a kid the future is some abstract thing which happens sometime after the next test, basketball game or crush. In my graduate level Social Role class we’ve been discussing the contributions of free press to a democratic society.

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