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Author: Bradley

25 Jul The critique

I taught a session in Minneapolis at the Associated Collegiate Press summer workshop on doing critiques. We all know to critique the photo, story, design or whatever and not the person. Indeed, most of us do that pretty well. And we do a job of offering constructive criticism, including praise. But other than that, we...

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05 Jul New media — passing fad?

New media is all the rage. For one day, I'll be teaching some scholastic journalism advisers about new media. Other instructors take over for the rest of the week and next week. But here are some important links for everyone in the group Initial survey The End Times episode of The Daily Show Opening presentation on online media Vocabulary Journalism...

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27 Jun Debbie Yow named AD

I enjoyed taking pictures at the press conference when our new chancellor named Debbie Yow, currently the athletic director at the University of Maryland, as the new NCSU athletic director. I was always a big fan of all that Debbie's sister, Kay, did on and off the court as women’s basketball coach until she died...

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18 Jan All I Ever Needed to Know

Back in 1986, Robert Fulghum released his book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It was an instant success because of its common sense approach to life. He reminded people: "Share everything. Play fair. Clean up your own mess. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. When you go out in the...

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05 Oct Perfectly unenjoyable

I just had a perfectly unenjoyable experience. And, surprise, it had to do with my Intel-based MacBook Pro. Now, I've been Mac loyal since about five years after my dad brought home a Macintosh from Motorola to play with back in the holiday season of 1985, I think. It was a cute "toy." Complete with MacWrite,...

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27 Sep Good teaching

Marshall Brain said "Good teachers always possess these three core qualities: knowledge, the ability to convey to students an understanding of that knowledge, and the ability to make the material interesting and relevant to students. Complementing these three is a fourth quality: good teachers have a deep-seated concern and respect for the students in the...

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10 Aug Local news is where it’s at

"We still think community newspapers have an audience and it's not going away," Richard Connor, publisher of The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., said. "There will always be an audience for local news." Amen. It's this thinking that will keep newspapers alive for a long time to come. The regional newspapers such as the Boston Globe, the Raleigh...

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27 Jul Having fun

My photojournalism class at Virginia Tech had a great time. And the students took some really quality images. Perhaps the most fun is working with people like Matt Johnson formerly of Oakton High School in Virginia and soon to be a freshman at Wake Forest. Great talent. Fun personality. It makes all the hassles with...

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26 Jul Journalism is addicting

[caption id="attachment_297" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Kate Parry, Minneapolis Star Tribune. Photo by Bradley Wilson"] [/caption] When Kate Parry of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune spoke at the opening of the ACP Summer Journalism Workshop at the University of Minneapolis, she spoke of the seduction of journalism and how addictive journalism is. I agree. But more importantly, Parry talked about how journalism...

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28 Jun Computers make life easier — ha

It was fun teaching advisers at Ball State University this past week. Teaching the fundamentals of InDesign and Photoshop provided real-life skills, everything from basic text formatting to making a PDF and indexing. We decided that it's best not to let the computers get the best of you when learning new stuff. Computers weren't designed to...

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