Herbert Lowe

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.


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How to write a Twitter bio that’ll make you stand out as a journalist

It’s well documented that Twitter helps journalists do their work better. I have shared, for example, how journalism educators can teach students to live tweet campus events. Too bad, though, that some current and aspiring journalists waste another great … Read more

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How journalism educators can teach students to live-tweet campus events

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 … Read more

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Provost: ‘Real journalism goes on in journalism classes’

As journalist in residence and a graduate student in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee, I seek chances to match coursework with reporting and academic pursuits. This week’s assignment in my Humanistic Theories and Methods of … Read more

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What’s a journalism professor to do when his students miss class to cover March Madness?

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 … Read more

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New Pew study confirms digital divide in mobile news interest

Someone once joked that my wife and I, then still both working for Newsday, were bridging the digital divide all by ourselves. Between the two of us, we own an iMac, two MacBook Pros, an iPad and two iPhones.

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