In memory of journalist Richard Holden

not teaching,still THINKING … With sadness, we learned of the passing of Richard Holden on April 15 in Morristown, New Jersey, at the age of 70. We knew Rich when he was executive director of the Dow Jones News Fund, only one role in an illustrious journalism career. His obituary describes a life dedicated to […]

A tip from actor James Garner — RIP

Sometimes profound insight is found in the most unexpected places. This short piece of advice comes from James Garner, as reported in USA TODAY’S obituary of the actor, who died July 19 at age 86. “I’m a Spencer Tracy-type actor,” Garner once said. “His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your […]

3 lessons from Nora Ephron

If you love words, you will find some comfort in the sad passing of Nora Ephron by reading an obituary written by Charles McGrath of The New York Times. Ephron leaves us with three lessons that can apply to all of us working as multijob journalists in today’s multimedia and multiplatform world. LESSON 1: “Everything […]