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Jerry Kill’s story should inspire us to search for empathy in disability coverage

For days I have had another topic in mind for this blog post. It was a topic that would not have me fly so close to my former newspaper, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and to many employees I consider friends. Yet, as I have gone about some other tasks today I can’t get past the […]

This I believe about journalism, newspapers and the future of media

  Tim J. McGuire, May 30, 2012 I believe it’s important to pause every now and then to write down my values and thoughts. That’s especially true in the ever-fluid media world where nothing is standing still. This missive will attempt to take stock of where my thoughts are on media on May 30, 2012. […]

Engaging students in journalism classes

On Wednesday I was asked by the Cronkite School to give a presentation to our annual faculty retreat on student engagement in journalism classes. These are my prepared remarks though I admit to some ad libs that do not appear. I do not view myself as an expert but this is how I approach engagement. […]

"After Cronkite" addresses a genuine problem graduating students face

About 15 months ago, a Spring 2009 Cronkite School graduate named Alyssa Aalmo dropped by my office to say hello. She had been out in the work world for about six months. Alyssa looked at me plaintively and said "Tim we need more help negotiating the real world! This has been horrible."  She had my […]

Objectifying celebrities and other humans becoming huge journalism sin

I’ve known for some time that a lot of students thought it, but a student finally said it out loud in my Ethics class last Thursday. We were talking about celebrity foibles and the press’ interest in them. The Rex Ryan alleged foot fetish case, the alleged Brett Favre obscene picture situation and Lindsay Lohan’s […]

Our journalism students need to sell their personal brands

In tough economic times the concept of brand becomes incredibly important. In hard media times as big media brands get pounded from pillar to post, I argue that your personal brand becomes even more important than corporate brands. I wrote a blog entry several months ago that raised this issue and a lot of recent […]