in every day
for quality teaching and the First Amendment
FOR MY FRESHMAN high school English teacher, Jean Dahlquist at Westlake High School in Austin, that 99+ of my LinkedIn connections rate my top skill as Editing and No. 2 as Copy Editing would come as a big surprise. I sat through her class with glazed eyes much more concerned about memorizing band music than subjects and verbs.
BUT BY MY JUNIOR YEAR of college at The University of Texas, I realized why I needed to understand how to conjugate verbs and diagram sentences. One of only two electives I took in college — English Grammar and Swimming — helped me, as did taking four semesters of French, for which I got 16 credit hours of C added to my transcript, to understand not only how to write better but how to teach writing better.
NOW I STAND in front of college-level classes frustrated when college students describe “be” verbs as “something less than A verbs.” While I enjoy teaching, I just as much enjoy managing projects and finding vision within every project and looking at the big picture, not only the nitpicky details.
Workshops in 10 years
Books or book chapters authored
Years as a leader in media education
When you finish your bachelor's degree, you can regurgitate a broad range of knowledge. When you finish your master's degree, you learn a lot about one specific subject. But the doctoral degree means you have learned something new.READ MORE: RESEARCH
Ever year, I teach workshops around the country and world. I enjoy getting out to see new ways of doing things, meeting with a great variety of students. For me, it's also a chance to learn new things and new ways of teaching.READ MORE: WORKSHOPS
Information on everything from photojournalism technique to composition to technology and evaluating photographs with a special emphasis on photojournalism.READ MORE: PHOTOJOURNALISM
Information on writing policies and job descriptions, media law and ethics with specific information on ethics for visual journalists.READ MORE: MEDIA ADVISING, LAW AND ETHICS
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Non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram.
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part | Good publications are never finished; you only run out of time. | Don’t think in terms of filling space or time. Think in terms of providing information. | Being first is not as important as being accurate. | Don’t forget your primary audience. With every story you tell, remember who you’re working for. | You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm