To the list of reasons why newspapers must not be allowed to perish, please add the spelling bee. Of the 288 organizations that sponsor local bees as part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee circuit, most are newspapers. For now, though, we don’t have to worry about who will take up the mantle should newspapers stumble and fall, and can just watch the final round from the Miami Herald bee. Oh, the suspense!
02:00 PM - February 26, 2009
Spellbound: Miami Herald edition
A local spelling champion is crowned
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch
One journalist took matters into his own hands when a fellow audience member wouldn’t stop using her smartphone during a theater performance
The shift from Facebook to more creative social networks
Handwritten on a shirt board
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.