10 Takeaways from Three Days of Hands-On Video Training at Poynter Institute

    St. Petersburg, Fla.– I Can’t Believe that Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the final day of our “Hands-On Video Training” here at the nation’s leading news and media training spot, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Fortunately, I get to … Read More

UA Journalism Professor Chris Roberts Tells Why You Can Leave Alabama and Come Home Again

With a subject “Mama Called,”  University of Alabama Journalism Professor Chris Roberts certainly did not disappoint as he took a walk down memory lane and delivered a superb “Last Lecture” to a crowd of several hundred gathered Wednesday night in … Read More

San Antonio Express-News’ coverage of Becky Hammon Worth Going the Extra Mile To Hold In My Hand

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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

Should Journalism Schools Add Workplace Safety and Security To Their Curricular Offerings?

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The TV News business is a very small business.  Even for those like me who have moved away from the day-to-day TV news production, Tuesday’s events at a Baltimore area television station where a suspect drove a stolen truck into … Read More

University of Alabama Student Film on Journey to Integration Wins National Award, Showcases Student Journalists’ Role Then and Now

I suppose we should just be excited that UA Telecommunication and Film Student Daniel J. Roth beat out students at several of the nation’s top journalism schools to win the Society of Professional Journalists’ First National Student Award for “Best … Read More

Hats Off to the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Two-Time University of Alabama Alumna Joan McClane For Noteworthy Reporting

Those of us on the journalism faculty at The University of Alabama are smiling today as one of our two-time alums was part of a team named a finalist Monday for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting.

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