Calling All Women, Repeat After Me: We’re Not Going to Take it Anymore

I was lucky last week to join a “Rock the Vote” team for a panel aimed at helping millennial women understand their importance to the 2016 election. Our focus was non-partisan, but I’m sure you can guess the leanings of two liberal magazine editors (from Latina and Bustle) and a journalist-turned-journalism professor. The question that resonated most with me, however, seemed to … More Calling All Women, Repeat After Me: We’re Not Going to Take it Anymore

Finding our journalistic voice: Respecting student press freedom

This column first appeared in the Fall 2016 AEJMC Media Ethics Division newsletter. On any given day at our university, I cross the grassy, path-filled oval that is the heart of campus, and see the First Amendment in action. The sidewalk is chalked with comments supporting or refuting issues and candidates. Preachers call out like … More Finding our journalistic voice: Respecting student press freedom

Welcome to the New Age @ohiostatecomm–Autumn 2016 will be a wild ride!

In a matter of hours, Ohio State will once again be open for the business of education, and tens of thousands of people from around world–some more eager to learn than others–will converge in classes across campus and take up their rightful place as Buckeyes. I am honored to be joining the nearly 200 students who have decided … More Welcome to the New Age @ohiostatecomm–Autumn 2016 will be a wild ride!

When is a public official speaking in public at a public university not public?  

The assignment seemed simple enough. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was speaking at the Moritz College of Law on Ohio State’s campus, as part of the new “Congressional Conversations” series with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper, sent a reporter to cover his remarks since he is a) a … More When is a public official speaking in public at a public university not public?  

Is free speech fight on campus a sign of dark magic?

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” This statement was surely not reflective of the First Amendment when voiced by Albus Dumbledore in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” but the words are as significant today in the muggle world as they … More Is free speech fight on campus a sign of dark magic?

Dispelling and confirming our @ohiostatecomm class myths

I try to remember every semester what it was like to be a student new to class. Some of the anticipation my undergraduate generation experienced is gone, now that syllabi are online, but there is still the moment where you walk in the classroom door for the first time, arm and arm with fear of the unknown. I heard this … More Dispelling and confirming our @ohiostatecomm class myths

Words of Wisdom by Seth Godin: Entitlement is the joy killer

My son’s high school baseball coach this morning sent out an email entitled “Entitlement is the joy killer.” When I clicked on it, I recognized the column by author/blogger Seth Godin. The part that resonates most with me: “When you receive something you feel entitled to, something expected, that you believe you’ve earned, it’s not worth … More Words of Wisdom by Seth Godin: Entitlement is the joy killer

Looking for Jobs in TV? There are Openings for @OhioStateComm Students

Any graduates out there looking for a job in TV? Well here are a pair of opportunities: Multimedia Journalist, Sinclair Broadcast Group – Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse … More Looking for Jobs in TV? There are Openings for @OhioStateComm Students

Welcome to @OhioState #Journalism–now let’s get to work!

I love the start of the semester for so many reasons, not the least of which is the chance to meet so many students from different places, who have different goals and bring different assets to each course. Truthfully, the day before a semester begins feels like a play that is about to open. The actors and stage crew … More Welcome to @OhioState #Journalism–now let’s get to work!