Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Know Thyself

The Gatekeepers

“It is our responsibility—those of us who have been given the temporary status as gatekeepers of information—to make sure that the place where we live can find out what it needs to know about itself.”

—Charles W. Bailey,
on stepping down as editor
of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1983
(Thanks to alert WORDster Peter Watson)

• Editorial Comment: But what if we don’t really want to know about ourselves?

• RERUN: UnDeadlines Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs about newspaper interest among the dead, from Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel? Click here.

• Relocation: The JCOM faculty have gotten rid of most of the clutter as we settle into swanky new offices in the new Ag Building on the USU Quad.

• HELP WANTED: New Faculty for Fall 2012! The JCOM Department at Utah State is taking applications for a multimedia instructor, teaching our new required multimedia class and assisting with the Aggie TV newscast classes. For full position description, click here.

• JCOM Teaching Excellence:
The Journalism & Communication Department is one of three finalists for USU’s 2012 department teaching excellence award. Junior Emily Landeen produced this video of student feedback on the department.

News from
our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café

Weekly News Digest from Hard News Café
Logan man sentenced to life in prison for child sex abuse, by Josh Ruggles
Lions Club egg hunt a 50-year tradition for River Heights children, by Sean O’Sullivan
Wintery weather didn’t dampen high spirits at Baby Animal Days
, by Shannon McCleve
Up Close at the 2012 Utah Legislature: An Intern’s Perspective, by Lis Stewart
Students proud of research, creative work at symposium showcase
, by Rhett Wilkinson
Sewer connections need more regulation, Wellsville council says, by Jimena Herrero
USU freshman serenades Jay Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’
, by Kristi Ottley
Latest Aggie TV News from USU and Cache Valley (April 4)
Stay tuned, Hyrum – your own radio station is in the works, by Tara Alvey
Advice from ‘Last Lecture’: connect with others to build civil society, by Allie Jeppson
‘Wolf Wars’ big question: How many wolves will society tolerate?, by Jimena Herrero

PeezPIX by Ted Pease
Catalog here


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