Posts Tagged ‘recession’

What News Sources Are My Students Reading About the Economy?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I have no idea.

My two news writing and one journalism ethics/responsibility courses  were given assignments inquiring about the economy’s dire effects on families, friends, neighbors and, indirectly, of course, themselves. Otherwise, I’m not sure how much and what they are referencing.

I can hardly wait to see what they bring turn in. Except for one student who said she believe that the assignment was seemed, in so many words, intrusive, there were no other responses from the three classes.

Yet …


Get Ready to Run for Cover!

Monday, January 18th, 2010

By Edward Kent
Monday, January 18, 08:17:51 EST 2010
To: OurStupidEconomy <>

If the Democrats lose the capacity to block Republican filibusters tomorrow, we had all better run for cover from the excesses we can expect from our banks, drug companies, and other corporate interests that already control too much of our lives. I was startled to learn the other day that one bank has initiated $100 penalties for overdrafts.


“An Invitation to Young Journalists” – From The Columbia Journalism Review …

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

… via the SPJ First Draft blog. CJR writes that a “plague” of newsroom buyouts and closings is sweeping newspapers throughout the country. “Yet at the same time …