College media is in a prime position to be at the forefront of reporting responsibly on mental health
By Ben McNeely
NC State was reeling. Students were stunned, parents were worried, and administrators were trying to respond.
My alma mater, NC State University, went through hell last academic year.
Fourteen students died, seven of which were deaths by suicide. In April, two students took their own lives within a 24-hour period.
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Podcast highlights people who believe in journalism
A Q&A with Mark Simon
What is your podcast about? Why?
My podcast, The Journalism Salute, is a journalism appreciation podcast. It’s meant to show
- That working in journalism is a great career path.
- There are so many different options someone could pursue.
- That journalists are NOT the enemy of the people.
I do 30-35 minute interviews with journalists about who they are and what they do. It’s their platform to talk about the backstory- the how and why behind what they do.
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An activity for the first week of class or before the first staff meeting
By Erin Olson
In the first five days of class, a crucial window for building relationships with my new students, I did something that other educators might consider bold. I asked my students to Google me and make inferences about the year we would have together. Realizing this is something they were likely to do anyway, I wanted to witness firsthand how they searched, how they shared what they found, and if they believed the information they encountered.
In just a few minutes, students discovered a little bit about me, and I discovered a lot about their ability to effectively look for information online.
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