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Journalism’s values nested deep in a liberal arts culture

[I wrote this in October, 2019, as I began my three-year phased retirement. It might be useful for anyone interested in the position I now leave open for a new hire.] In 2003, I couldn’t believe my good fortune in … Continue reading

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An Appreciation: Fred Farrar, 1918-2014

Eleven years ago, our Development office told me that an alumnus who owned some historical newspapers wanted to donate them to Washington & Lee. Frederic B. Farrar was 85, a journalism major from W&L’s Class of ’41 who had served … Continue reading

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“Mr.” R. E. Lee, Without the Flags

The Confederate flags are now gone from around the recumbent marble Robert E. Lee, at eternal rest with his riding boots on in the innermost sanctuary of Lee Chapel. That is as it should be, for many reasons. One is … Continue reading

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The Bipolar Synthesis: Journalism in the Academy

My latest column in Clio Among the Media, the newsletter of the history division of AEJMC. We have a relatively small journalism program here at Washington & Lee University, without grad students or professors of public relations, advertising or anything … Continue reading

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