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Who covers your state legislature? A disturbing report from Pew Research, if you care about democracy

It’s well-known that digital disruption has wrecked havoc on the nation’s newsrooms. What’s less documented is how that disruption has played out on specific types of news and in specific geographic areas. Pew Research Center has analyzed number of full-time reporters covering state politics in every state. Using population as the relational variable, they’ve identified […]

The First College Journalism Students

Paper submitted to be considered for presentation at the national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, History Division, Washington, D.C., 9-12 August 1995. THE FIRST COLLEGE JOURNALISM STUDENTS: ANSWERING ROBERT E. LEE’S OFFER OF A HIGHER EDUCATION by Joseph A. Mirando, Ph.D. Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA 70402 office: (504)549-3374 […]


Carnival of Journalism: What is the role of a liberal arts education?

Specifically, what is the role of journalism education? The Carnival of Journalism is back (oh, yeah!) and student media is this month’s topic. At the Online News Association meeting last month, journalism education was a hot topic, with the “teaching hospital model” coming under fire. I think the issues are much much bigger than journalism. Even bigger […]