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Happy birthday,

The image I had for during those first weeks was as a giant filing cabinet for information and resources I was gathering about journalism education and how to teach journalism. Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How had just been published by Allyn and Bacon, and I thought there might be a second […]

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JPROF: New look, new location

JPROF has been around for more than eight years, but this month (May 2013) we made some changes: • We switched from a pure HTML base to a content management system (WordPress). About time. • We thus acquired a new look. The theme is Canvas from Woo Themes. • We’re in the process of getting […]

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Seven steps to the audio slideshow

Getting prepared for the upcoming semester, I took a shot at codifying the procedures for creating an audio slideshow. If any journalism instructors out there want to use this, they’re welcome to it (credit Seven steps to the audio slideshow JEM 200 and 230 students (and beyond) An audio slideshow is a journalistic form […]

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JPROF celebrates its fifth anniversary today. In the past five years the site has grown in size (more than 400), expanded in purpose and reached around the globe to people I never would have touched or heard from. JPROF was originally conceived (in my small study in Emory, VA, where we were living at the […]

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25 random things about me

Now that the 25-random-things rage on Facebook is about spent, it’s about time I got in on it. Here’s what I just posted. 1. I keep bees. That usually starts a conversation. 2. The kids make me look like a wizard and a genius every day. I am in awe of them. I wouldn’t […]

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Editing for the web: discussion notes for journalism instructors

These notes are designed for editing instructors who want to conduct a section on editing for the web or online journalism instructors who want to teach their students about the special considerations for editing for a news web site. An example of taking a “for print” story and making it into a “for the web” […]

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JPROF celebrates fourth anniversary

The last day of the year holds a special place on the calendar. It’s the day in 2004 that the site went live. Thus, we celebrate our fourth anniversary today. The site has come a long way from that small study and cold winter in Emory, Virginia, where it was first conceived and built. […]

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Rules for the student photojournalist

Every journalism student should learn the fundamentals of photojournalism using best camera for landscape photography. They should learn how to take pictures, and they should be given specific photo assignments. Several years ago, I put together the following “rules” for training student photojournalists. If anyone has any comments, I would like to hear them. RULE […]

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