Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Nice review of JN5W (and full disclosure)

My good friend and colleague (that's the full disclosure part) Herb Thompson has written a very kind and complimentary review of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How, which now appears on SecondaryEnglish.com. Along with it is an interview that Herb conducted with me. Herb is the head of the education department at Emory and Henry College, and he and I have become good friends since I started teaching at E&H in the fall of 2003. Herb is a former high school English teacher (he's been teaching at E&H for 20 years) and stays on the lookout for material that might be helpful to those still in the trenches. Here's a bit of what he wrote:

"It (the book) provides all of the support a teacher needs to pay attention to the details of journalistic activity, to the larger philosophical issues that drive the profession, and to the practical ones of how to become a journalist. But it is still up to the teacher to take the 'music' in this book and 'orchestrate' it into a classroom experience. This is simply one of the best textbooks on any topic I have seen in a long time, and I highly recommend it to you."

Find out more about Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How at JPROF.com.

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