Monday, February 18, 2013

No Fox, Professor Ostrich?

Syllabus Instructions

Fox NewsThe tagline Fox News makes me cringe. Please do not subject me to this biased news station. I would almost rather you print off an article from the Onion.”

Stephanie Wolf, political science professor at West Liberty University in West Virginia, forbade her students from using Fox News as a source in coursework, Feb. 15, 2013

• Editorial Comment: Note: The top 11 most-watched cable news programs in 2012 were from Fox, with Bill O’Reilly #1. Ignore that, Professor Ostrich.

and in related news . . . . Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs on ignorance from writer Isaac Asimov? Click here.

• Faculty Wanted: Join our merry band! The JCOM Department at Utah State University has opened searches for two new tenure-track faculty, a Media Generalist and a specialist in PR/Strategic Communication. Interested?    

News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
Banquet-goers go hungry to raise awareness, combat poverty, by McCall Bulloch
School assembly morphs into surprise rock concert with a message, by Jessica Sonderegger

Take the bus! Cache Valley riders cash in to improve air, win prizes, by Seth Merrill
Smithfield romance writer RaeAnne Thayne’s career flourishes, by Shayna Marcure
Falling in love? In the end it’s a chemical romance, by Jonathan Larson
Aggie TV News (2/12/13)—Reaction to Pope retirement, $3M gift, weather & sports, anchored by Emily Landeen and Kelton Wells 
Lights out? Cause of campus power outage still unclear, by Shayna Marcure
Graphic design professor Alan Hashimoto dies in department office
Musical ‘Jane Eyre’ pushes emotion ‘over the edge,’ composer says, by Dani Hayes
10-year-old kids making sweet music: ‘I like all the sound we make, by Katie Swain
Fry Street Quartet concert honors Caine family generosity, impact, by Curtis Lundstrom
The ribs are back! Savannah’s BBQ reopens after long hiatus, by Jessica Sonderegger
North Logan city officials weigh benefits of boundary change, by Jonathan Larson
Oui, merci! Providence first-graders can learn in French, come fall, by Paul Christiansen
CNN’s Jessica Ravitz comes to USU for Morris Media & Society Lecture  

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