SAN ANTONIO– What do the River Walk in San Antonio and Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa have in common? Drum roll …… They’re both the top tourist attractions in their respective states. I was shocked … Read More
SAN ANTONIO– Call me old-fashioned. But I took special delight in reading San Antonio Express-News‘ Mike Monroe’s front page story Wednesday about WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon being selected as the first female paid assistant coach in the NBA. The announcement … Read More
Stanley Nelson, an award-winning documentary producer and leader of Firelight Media has a new documentary on Freedom Summer that premieres Tuesday night. Nelson taught me media production in the early 1990s at Howard University.
An incorrect headline about the place where I work and a letter to the editor in today’s Tuscaloosa News raised some interesting points about journalism in the digital age where we post things online and often focus our training on … Read More
Just received the very sad news tonight that one of my former journalism professors and former boss, Richmond Free Press Founder Raymond Boone will be funeralized tomorrow in my hometown of Richmond, Va. My parents thought I knew that he … Read More
For more than a quarter century, Joanne and David Sloan and family have labored tirelessly to produce one of the best Christian writers conferences in the nation. The Southern Christian Writers Conference (SCWC) draws 200 or more people to Tuscaloosa … Read More
BATON ROUGE– The Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy provided an excellent opportunity for lessons in all things purple and gold. In between learning about ourselves and leadership styles, there have been a few moments to interact with Mike, the LSU … Read More
There’s a gap in journalism and mass communication leadership and the dean of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication knows one way to fix it.
It’s a new week and new month and I’m starting it all in “The Bayou State.” Later this afternoon, I’ll be joining 16 other journalism and mass communication administrators, professors and communication professionals in Baton Rouge for the 2014 Scripps … Read More
BATON ROUGE– There’s an acronym in journalism and mass communication education that perhaps everyone should know- SHALA. SHALA stands for Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy. Tonight the 2014 edition of SHALA began at the home of the dean of the … Read More