Talking Journalism in the Math Building

Robert De Niro got lots of attention last May when he told graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts they were screwed.

The verb he used was actually harsher, and followed by the suggestion that they would have done better majoring in law, medicine or nursing. The grads resp…

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Note to Twitter: Keep it Brief

Some argue that social media has set back our writing and speaking skills and blasted our attention spans back to the Stone Age. Grammar? Punctuation? Proper abbreviations? Who cares, right?

Maybe. But communication coaches, writing instructors, and others who deal daily with clients and stud…

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Another Town Bids Farewell to Hometown Paper

The recent obituary for our hometown paper began: We have made a sincere and earnest effort to keep our free two community newspapers financially viable. However …

If the words sound familiar, it’s because newspapers have been failing for a while. In Tucson, the Citizen is gone. Same for the …

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