‘Writing Like Rabbits’ Hits iTunes!

Interactive Book No. 2 hit the shelves today in the form of “Writing Like Rabbits: A guide to creating and selling magazine articles.” I am especially exited about this book, which comes 10 years to the semester since I first started teaching magazine writing at Ohio State, and I finally have the textbook I feel…

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Launching the Apple Faculty Speaker Series

Apple has launched its first Faculty Speaker Series and, believe it or not, the featured faculty member is me. We spent two days filming in New York and followed up with closeups in New York, and now you can view all of that work on iTunes. Love to hear what you think!

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Don’t Fear the Tweeter

This has been a year of speaking–literally from New York to California to Texas–spreading the iTunes, flipped class, social media word as it relates to journalism. The winter brought trips to Apple on both coasts–a “showcase” event filmed in New York and an Education Seminar filmed in Cupertino, Calif.–as well as an appearance at SXSWedu…

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Joining the iTunes U Revolution with Media Law & Ethics

After seven weeks of preparation and three days at Apple’s main headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., my first iTunes U course, Media Law & Ethics, went live yesterday. It will surely be the first of many. Hope you will check it out, and read about our incredible experience at Apple in this blog post on Kraft…

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Reaching for the Stars with Scott Gaudi

Story assignments can be a challenge. After all, you are writing someone else’s vision of an article, and that can go well, or require staggering rewrites. But sometimes you luck into stories that are gifts from the literary gods, as they introduce you to characters and scenarios barely even imagined. And the education you receive…

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A Writing Fiend

I have been writing like a wild person this summer–and it’s been awesome. I didn’t really realize how many articles I had been writing until I posted the links on my Story Archives page, and saw I’m working on better than a piece a month for the Columbus’ best magazines. And the people I have…

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Entering the World of Law

Semesters have started, and so far so good. To be honest, my magazine class is no that different from my class under quarters. Of course, our shortened summer and the fact I am devoting hours each week to restructuring all my classes to 50 minutes per day, four days a week are keeping things hopping,…

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While on Spring Break it’s Time to Write

We are enjoying Spring Break next week at Ohio State, and that can mean just one thing–it’s time to do some writing. While my students are on cruises and beaches or building homes for New Jersey’s poor, I am excited to be finishing and tackling some writing projects that let me explore much that is…

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Discovering American Lives and Audio Storytelling with Ira Glass

I have become obsessed with “This American Life,” Ira Glass‘ weekly audio foray on Public Radio International into the stories of quirky, colorful characters that make our country what it is. Each themed episode, introduced by Glass, is broken into chapters that illustrate the main issue–from “Kid Politics,” featuring a visit to the Ronald Reagan…

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