Wednesday, September 20, 2017
My Gender and News class (JR418) today discusses the history of women in news, and one of the topics that comes up is whether newspapers should have women's pages or not. I found this excellent article by Sarah Jaffe, titled "From Women's Page to Style Section," in which the author lays out the dilemma. On the one hand, women's pages give us a place to write stories about women and issues important to women. On the other hand, why should these stories be relegated to women's pages? Are they not interesting to everyone? Is this a form of gender apartheid? I am curious to hear what my students think.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Today was the first of three Butler University open house events this semester. Prospective students get the opportunity to learn more about Butler at these events. My colleagues and I were here bright and early on a Saturday morning!
|Armando Pellerano and Scott Bridge|
|With Allison Harthcock|
|Allison Harthcock, Suzanne Reading and Mary Gospel|
Thursday, September 14, 2017
This afternoon, I participated in a panel titled "The Changing Role of Media in the Community," as part of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series here in Indianapolis. My co-panelists were Tim Swarens from The Indianapolis Star and Tom Harton form the Indianapolis Business Journal. Thanks to Waseema Ali from the Desmond Tutu Center for organizing the event.
Monday, September 11, 2017
I'm always trying to improve my teaching, and here is a good teaching resource: www.pedagogyunbound.com by David Gooblar. I'm especially thinking about including more active learning activities, such as short writing assignments, in my classes.
Friday, September 08, 2017
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
My colleague Rose Campbell and I took a group of Butler students to South Africa for a short-term study-abroad course over the summer. The course focused on Media, Diversity and Culture in South Africa and included visits to Johannesburg, Pilanesberg and Cape Town. Great success!
|At Cape Point|
|Visiting the Apartheid Museum|