Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Lucky 7: Seven Websites Student Journalists Should Follow

newspapersEver since I began this whirlwind journey into college media advising, I have been scouring resources to pass on to my students. I’m a social media groupie and have found some of the best sites, blogs, and organizations an immense help in navigating the ever-changing field of journalism.

Majority of my students have little to no interest in Twitter, but ironically, majority of the tips and industry updates I receive come from my contacts on Twitter. So, I thought I’d pass these on with the hopes of encouraging my team to follow the trends and the advice from the best of the best. Continue reading


October 15, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Has Journalism Been Hit With an Ugly Stick?

Ugly_StickJournalists are trained to be objective – trained to report on the good, the bad, and the ugly. However, when it comes to our own profession, we often find it difficult to see anything but the good.

 The truth is that there are many ugly aspects of the job, and as this industry continues to change rapidly, many ugly trends have evolved. Continue reading

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching | , , , , , | Leave a comment