two sections of Comm203/Introduction to Journalism and
Comm374/Political Journalism during fall semester. Students
interested in either of these courses can review the
syllabi and others from the pull-down menu at the top
of this page under "GMU Courses" or by accessing
GMU's conferencing and collaboration software program.
the spring semester of 2008, I will teach Comm203/Introduction
to Journalism, Comm361/Online Journalism, and Comm371-001/Sports
Writing & Reporting.
During the Summer
A term, I teach Comm303/Writing Across Media.
This past summer,
I led a journalism program (Comm307/Field Study in Communication)
Sligo, Dublin and Belfast in Ireland. I plan to
continue the program during the summer of 2009.
is located in 219-B Thompson Hall.
Office hours during the fall semester
are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Occasional, I work and meet
students in 311 Johnson Center. Updates and changes
to my office hours and location are posted on my office
happening in the GMU Journalism program
Albom, an old friend from my days as sports
editor of the Lansing State Journal, spoke at GMU's
Fall for the Book '07 celebration in September. Don't
for the Book '08!
isn't the George Mason campus. It's the lovely town
on the northwest coast of Ireland, where I was host
to a Global
Education Program July 6-20. Interested in the summer
of 2009? See me or Sarah
Mournighan in the CGE office.
George Mason statue
by the Johnson
Center is a popular gathering spot on the GMU campus.
Although I got to pose this time, I often take pictures
of my guests here.
George Mason students
join C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully
(on screen) in two-way live collaborative classes
as part of my Political Journalism and Online Journalism
classes in the GMU-TV video studio. Students from
the University of Denver and Pace University also
Mason Journalism students, including members of Student
Media, engage in conversation with Rob Curley,
Vice President/New Media for Washington Post-Newsweek
Interactive, in a chat session March 4. Students on
the right with Rob are (from left) Isaac Pacheco,
Whitney Rhodes (director of Connect
Mason) and Emmy Crawford, one of
three Mason-WPNI interns.
(Photo on the right by Isaac Pacheco;
photo on the left by Steve Klein)
fall, students from other classes, faculty
and staff are invited to attend guest lectures
in the 455 Innovation
Hall GMU-TV video studio classroom as space
allows. Guests this semester include historian Doris
Kearns Goodwin, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.),former Washington Post executive editor
Ben Bradlee, andpolitical
commentators Pat Buchanan and
In the United Arab Emirates
Abu-Fadil, director of
the Institute for Professional Journalists
at the Lebanese American University (Beirut)
Instructors at universities
throughout the United States are now podcasting
their lectures and making them available online.
Here's a short lecture
(under seven minutes) that I gave dealing with
bias to my Comm203/Introduction to Journalism
here for the RSS feed file of this lecture
(the first of a lecture series) to copy into your
iTunes (or other podcatching software).
Listen to an audio
clip about the Electronic Journalism Minor