I love my classes

There, I said it. I usually do at some point because I do love the classes I get to teach. Even going over AP Style for the millionth time makes me happy.  I think I like the variety in my classes from the nuts and bolts of editing to the possibility of story in feature writing to figuring out the American value system and how that system is portrayed in mass media.

Each class pushes me in a different direction. How to make punctuation fascinating? (Haven’t quite figured that out yet.) How to coach students to come up with original, compelling story ideas? How to show what journalism could be and what its power is among the superficial, entertainment-drenched, talking-head news?

I guess I’d better get busy for Thursday.

Hand-wringing About American Culture – Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge? – New York Times

Given that I’m teaching a class on international mass communication, her thesis is provocative.

Hand-wringing About American Culture – Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge? – New York Times