In memory of Dean Lorraine Branham

not teaching,still THINKING … Today, we are thinking about Lorraine Branham, dean of the Newhouse School, who passed away yesterday, April 2, after a battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with her family, her Newhouse family, her friends and all the students whose lives she affected, influenced and transformed. We share her legacy as reported […]

How to use a quote to draw a picture

So Syracuse got soaked last night and broke a record for rain for June 30: 2.64 inches, with 2.55 inches of it falling in just two hours. We know that from Glenn Coin at, who wrote a short piece about it. He also told us that the heavy rain caused flash flooding in some areas, […]

How to lead when you want to scream

In a feature published on called “CNY Conversations,” editor Stan Linhorst talks each week with a local person in a leadership role. The Q/A is always about “leadership, success and innovation.” Today, the conversation is with the president of a plastics manufacturing firm, and it offers a great lesson for journalists and communicators. Our […]

How can you trust a website?

Just this week, we discussed in class how an editor can trust a website, along with a dual discussion about how many ways people can be tricked. Here is a fresh example from today’s, under the headline, “If you buy tickets online, beware copycat sites.” As the story explains, tickets for shows at the […]