Wash, rinse, don’t repeat

not teaching, still THINKING … An embarrassingly number of times, the following has happened to me: Go to washing machine, set all of the dials, start water, open lid — only to find not an empty washer, but instead a washer full of clean clothes, already washed, rinsed and spun. And now those clothes are […]

May you keep your friends close

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later At the end of your work day, whether […]

May you find success in your networking

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later Networking. It’s one of those words that can […]

It’s time to get back to this blog

Time. It is something we always want more of — because we never have enough of it. We have been posting on this blog for two years, but it has been 30 days since our last post. Is that possible? How did we spend that time? ›  Finishing up the fall semester ›  Grading ›  […]

Take a minute – or 10 – to think: video

Thinking is underrated, we have found, which is why we are such strong proponents of taking the time to think. Perhaps the reason thinking doesn’t get the attention it deserves is that the act of thinking can be mistaken for inaction. Not so. We tell reporters to think for 10 minutes after covering a story. […]

Mental Illness – What To Do On Campus

One of the more disturbing issues of the Tucson shootings is the mental state of the gunman. Story after story has described his odd behavior and run-ins at the community college he attended. Just as many stories have explained that a person who might be mentally ill does not necessarily exhibit violent behavior or commit […]