Event: simulated. Stress: Real

A newsroom simulation allowed NSLC journalism students to experience covering a crisis. On July 10, just before 7 p.m, students trooped to the Ward Circle Building and were separated into six groups. They were told there was an oil spill on the Gulf Coast and to create news articles and a broadcast. Students selected their…

NPR Expands Its Reach

NPR is seamlessly transitioning from the airwaves to digital media. Posting through social media sites Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and its own npr.org  site, instant news updates of any program are accessible to all followers. Broadcasting 24 different shows spanning news, arts, media, and music, a decades’ worth of transcripts are now available on the NPR…

A 21st Century Library

Wi-Fi, computers, quiet, and, yes, drinks are allowed but this isn’’t an Internet café, it is the new library in Tenleytown. The Tenley/Friendship library knew exactly what it was doing when it opened up its new library in January going head to head with Kindles and  Nooks for readers’ time and attention. The outside boast…

Soaring to New Heights With Aviation Queen Benet Wilson

Thursday, July 7th, American University’s summer newswriting class was joined via Skype by DC journalist Benet Wilson. The “Aviation Queen” shared her experiences working at the magazine “Aviation Week” and gave inspiring advice for her audience of aspiring journalists. Wilson put the young journalists to the tests, starting the class with a writing exercise, an…

The DREAM Act: A Nightmare for Marylanders

Education is the key to success. The higher level of education obtained, the higher salary earned, and the better the opportunities available for jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These days, the massive expense of college tuition versus the rickety status of the economy has many people struggling to give themselves or their…

First Impression of Georgetown

Stephany Spindel Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 First Impression of Georgetown   As I walked down Joe Pozell Square I admired brick buildings around me. Cars and buses came to a stop, and trendy people shuffled past the intersection, shopping bags in one hand, and cell phones in the other.                                                                     …

An NBC Adventure

Cold air silently circulated throughout the uniformly lit newsroom. Journalists monotonously typed on their computer keyboards as researchers conducted interviews on jet black telephones. And then… silence. That was when he spoke. Tom Kierein, an Emmy-winning NBC Washington meteorologist, delivered the weather to the unmanned camera positioned in front of his semicircular desk positioned on…