Mark on July 18th, 2011

What follows is the first draft of an article I intend to direct students to. It’s not a manifesto, or in-depth teaching philosophy, or anything of that sort: it’s more a collection of observations. Other teachers — and students — are encouraged use the comments to react to these, argue against them or add to […]

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Mark on December 18th, 2009

1. Journalism is not dying. Changing, yes. 2. Newspapers, as an industry, are not going away. Changing, yes. 3. Ink on paper will eventually die. Hand-illuminated manuscripts on parchment did, too. 4. It has never been about bloggers vs. journalists. 5. Not all of the smart people are in newsrooms. 6. Both the critics and […]

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Mark on December 18th, 2009

I’ve changed my thinking about student journalists doing free work. There was a time when “no” was my reaction to the idea of students providing their work for free to commercial enterprises. If they valued your work enough to publish it, I reasoned, they should value it enough to pay for it. But the nature […]

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