Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Snapchat, memes, emoticons, etc. Why are we talking with pictures? Did anyone poll language arts, English and journalism teachers? Did anyone ask them if words still matter? Read More »
Monthly archives for November, 2015
Balfour congratulates Baylor University’s student media program for its outstanding achievement. When the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its most prestigious awards for collegiate publications, three Baylor publications won Crown awards: the “Roundup” (yearbook), the “Lariat” (newspaper) and the “Focus” (magazine). Read More »
Universal, specific, adaptable, recognizable, factual, predictable, legitimate and multilingual. What could be this expansive? A Number. Count on it. Years after your graduation, numbers will tell stories. For almost three quarters of the 20th century, gas prices averaged 30 cents a gallon. Your grandparents could buy 10 gallons of gas for $3.00. Plus, they probably didn’t have to pump the gas and they got their windows washed.
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Scott Rensberger, a freelance visual story teller and award-winning international journalist, said, “I live by the saying, ‘A good story is everything.’ If you don’t have a great story, then everything you do to help a bad story is equivalent to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.” Read More »