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12 Jan What academics can do to help scholastic journalism educators

[caption id="attachment_835" align="alignright" width="346"] Heather Nagel, Sarah Nichols, Jeff Browne, Bradley Wilson, Mark Newton at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Jan. 4, 2014.[/caption] At the 2014 midwinter meeting of the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,college educators, college media advisers and leaders in scholastic journalism education sat around in...

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09 May Hyponatremia common at August race

BACK to full story CASE At the Hotter ’N Hell Hundred Race, a 48-year-old male walks into the medical tent with his buddies who state the patient is not feeling will. He is “sick all over” and has a general feeling of malaise. Initial vitals are within normal limits and stable. Temperature is reasonably normal and the...

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09 May Goal of medical care at Hotter ’N Hell: Everyone goes home vertical

CLICK HERE for published version in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services [caption id="attachment_835" align="alignleft" width="216"] Journal of Emergency Medical Services[/caption] Even at the starting line, it is evident that providing pre-hospital healthcare is not a goal of organizers of the Hotter ’N Hell Hundred race in Wichita Falls, Texas, the largest sanctioned century bicycle ride in...

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24 Nov Guidelines for publishing visuals

With Cheryl Pell and Nick Mrozowski, I helped to write these guidelines for the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission. I invested time helping to revise the guidelines JEA originally adopted a statement on digital manipulation more than a decade ago because, quite simply — it’s outdated. It refers to darkroom skills that few students have any...

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16 Apr Passengers: You too can make flying less miserable

[caption id="attachment_835" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="TSA agent at left doing nothing with four other long lines. Notice four other TSA agents standing around doing nothing."][/caption] There are few organizations that are as mis-managed as the airlines that fly the skies, the skies formerly known as "friendly." Well, the Transportation Security Administration is just as mis-managed. It's just...

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