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The Times, They Changed - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The 60s remembered through the photograph of a Kent State student lying lifeless on the ground has even less appeal for students in 2010 than for the Class of 1970. But histories of that period also record the correlation between student activism and changes that made this country better: students sitting in for racial integration in Greensboro; students standing up for free speech in Berkeley; and students marching on the Pentagon for peace in Vietnam.

Better than questions about the lethargy of student activism in 2010 are inquiries into the times. Where are the 60s? It's the times that have changed, not the students. It's the administrative practices and economic circumstances incubating campus culture that have changed. Those conditions didn't change on their own, however, and they won't change themselves again.
activism  academia  college  education  politics  power  1960s 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The MBA Option | American Journalism Review
"I was amazed that the people doing the decision-making [at the paper] had no business training whatsoever," says Breyer, now in her second year at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. "As journalists we had the same experience: We went into journalism for idealistic reasons. You very quickly see it is a business, and it is subject to the same constraints as any other corporate environment. I thought, if I want to make a difference in media, this is the time to get those skills."
education  journalism  media  business  college  academia  corporations 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Former cop draws fire for alleged remarks to college students --
"If there's a news conference going on, I can't get in front of a crowd and say, 'He got exactly what the [expletive] he deserved.' You know the police should have beat him, you know. I used to beat [expletive] when I was in Chicago too. I can't say that," the article quotes a recording of Yarbrough as saying.

"I'd have to say, 'Well, you know we're going to have to look into this matter seriously . . . all of our officers, we like to think that they operate with the utmost integrity and ethics' . . . All of that [expletive] sounds good. That [expletive] sounds real good, but in the back of my mind, damn. He got popped. If he would have done it the way we used to do it in Chi-town, man, none of this [expletive] would have happened."
police  chicago  law  justice  college  illinois 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits - Amy Gahran's "Journalism and the Business of Staying Relevant (and Honest)"
"[...] Being involved in the business side of media also keeps you in touch with what kinds of news and information people really value (that is, what they'll demonstrably support with money or engagement). That's often quite different from the kind of news and info they might claim -- or even believe -- is important to them. [...]"
journalism  media  newspapers  education  college  business  corporations  news  attention  money  identity 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
So Much for the Information Age -
"Despite their BlackBerrys, cellphones, and Wi-Fi, they are, in their own way, as isolated as the remote tribes of New Guinea. They disprove the notion that technology fosters engagement, that connectivity and community are synonymous."
college  community  education  information  internet  journalism  technology  newspapers  media  usa  identity  celebrity 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Media Nation: Just because you can ...
"Still, posting pictures of drunken students running around in their birthday suits is not the sort of thing a community newspaper ought to be doing. Just because you can doesn't mean that you should." I disagree.
journalism  massachusetts  media  editing  photography  community  public  college 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Longest Day -
"I actually had to go out and get a newspaper, which I don't normally do. It wasn't that bad, but I almost felt like I wasn't getting all the news [...]"
technology  society  media  education  college  newspapers  journalism  yasns 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nerve: Sex-Crazed Co-Eds! by Annsley Chapman
"If most of the sex we have is devoid of rose petals and commitment, that's usually because we're too busy taking advantage of the career opportunities her generation made available to us to have time for more than quickies."
women  work  jobs  education  college  relationships  marriage  love  sex 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Harjo: Why the Imus story still matters : ICT [2007/04/27]
"[T]he Pew Research Center reported that 62 percent of white Americans think it's been covered too much. [...] 44 percent of African-American respondents said the amount of coverage was right and 18 percent said there was too little coverage."
race  media  ethnicity  sports  college  newjersey  hiphop  indian  black 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon: Joan Walsh's "How little we know about Cho"
"A smart Los Angeles Times story today quotes Cho's mother telling an employer that she wished Cho, and not his sister, had been the one to graduate from Princeton. The expectations of patriarchy can create angry male losers, too."
virginia  college  education  crime  gender 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Exponent: Study finds many immigrants among black college students
"(I) am somewhat offended when people see me as merely filling a quota. I came from a country where I am in the majority, so it is still hard for me to wrap my mind around the many differences people seem to focus on in this country."
immigration  education  black  college  africa  usa  identity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
It Ain’t Easy Being Green : the signifier
"From the outside we look like closed books, hiding behind our headphones and laptop screens, but we are connected a vast world that is updating itself in real-time, constantly evolving like an organism."
social  music  pop  rock  identity  parenting  children  youth  mp3  college  punk  teenagers  radio  marketing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Newspapers lose ground in Web-savvy schools: study - Yahoo! News
"A news habit is one of the best predictors of whether people are going to be involved in their community; whether they're going to vote, whether they're going to care. [...] Once people start to move out of that arena, most of them never come back in."
newspapers  journalism  media  community  education  school  college 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Video Games Are Their Major, So Don't Call Them Slackers
"So you have these four basic types that occupy the environment [...] Killers act like predators, and like any ecosystem, if you increase the number of killers and facilitate them, you decrease the number of achievers and socializers."
technology  education  aesthetics  culturalstudies  cinema  games  college  marketing  crime 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Golden rush: Minnesota college students zip through California for a 'study abroad' course
"It's a newcomer state. There has never been a point in its history where the majority of people in the state are natives. California gets a lot of its energy and dynamism from that."
california  college  culturalstudies  minnesota 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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