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Herbert Lowe is a professional-in-residence in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. The Camden, N.J., native enjoyed a 22-year reporting career at several newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsday, and is a past president of the National Association of Black Journalists. He served as senior writer/editor for the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, helping to produce its final report to Congress, and as communications director at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Live tweeting is now a standard tool many journalists and news agencies use for breaking news. The Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling and the Freeh report on the Penn State scandal are recent examples in which Twitter was the first source of news, minute by minute. My journalism students in the Diederich College of Communication regularly live tweet … Read More
This is a story about a journalism instructor dealing with journalism students missing journalism classes so that they can do journalism. Two undergraduates skipped my classes in Milwaukee -- as well as those of their other professors -- so they could report on Marquette University men’s basketball games at major postseason tournaments. March Madness is a balancing act every year … Read More