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‘The 3 Little Pigs’ teaches us how journalism is changing

This advertisement about the Guardian‘s open journalism, screened for the first time on Feb. 29, imagines how we might cover the story of the Three Little Pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper’s front page headline through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion.

‘Journalism in Jerusalem’ program

I’ll be leading a special program June 24-July 8, “Journalism in Jerusalem,” for the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution.

Comm credit is available (Comm307-001/Field Study in Communication).

Contact me at for additional information.

New program for Manassas Park Rec

I’ve been asked to create a series of journalism classes for junior high and high school students in Manassas Park on Fridays beginning March 16 at 3 p.m. through May at the new Manassas Park Recreation Center.

TITLE: Journalism for the Rest of UsFridays, March 16-May 25, 2012 (11 classes) Journalism teaches you to write for life across multiple media platforms: print (newspapers and magazines), broadcast (radio and television), online (desktop and mobile) and for public relations. In this this hands-on introductory course across 11 weeks and classes, you will learn the basics of news writing and reporting with an emphasis on ethics, accuracy and social media. You will learn about Associated Press Style. Whether you want to be a journalist or work in any other profession, practicing good journalism teaches good citizenship. We will create a class blog and publish your best work.

Some classroom computers available; feel free to bring your own computer or mobile device — and your curiosity!


First look at the Lytro camera

Here’s a video from USA Today on the new Lytro camera. Mine is on order and I can’t wait to try it out!
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal also has a review.

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.