TPSS Honors Excalibur Staff

Friday night was TPSS’s turn at awarding students for their efforts in extra-curricular activity this year. The Excalibur had a strong showing at the annual banquet and celebration in the Cafritz Auditorium on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. Faculty advisor Steve Thurston gave a short speech about the trials, tribulations and ultimate success of the…

Report for America:

NYTimes has reported on a new program to send reporters to news deserts–communities that have no, or too little, coverage. Report for America is set to send 1,100 journalists to locations around the country by 2022, the report says, at annual salaries of about $40,000. It’s funded by news organizations and Google (Facebook has been…

“Elements of Journalism” still speaks truth!

Over the years, I’d probably read only 40 percent of the book, which I knew was wrong, and I’m embarrassed even now to admit that. Still, every chapter or section that I’d read had a nugget–more like a vein of ore–to chase and then refine in my mind.

New Voices Failing, Disturbing

This is a disturbing trend, given that the reasons cited to kill the bills have largely been based on scant data or just silly reasoning: students’ brains aren’t developed enough for them to have Constitutional rights.

Agents Seize the Kitchen Sink.

In the #youcan’tmakethisup category: Customs and Border Protection agents seized almost 3,000 sinks worth about $1 million on the retail market, they reported in a press release today. 

ICFJ Reports: Journalism Behind in Tech

I’d be interested in whether they were looking at the news that those organizations produce and the news that they wish to produce. Do newsrooms see a problem if they cannot create data-driven visuals?

From the Advocate to WBEZ, Chicago

Former Montgomery Advocate editor, Dominic Gwinn, is making a mark in Chicago. His series of video interviews with gunshot victims, “One Split Second,” was picked up by the city’s largest public radio news station for their series on gun violence “Every Other Hour.”