Articles from June, 2012

News of the US: Week Four of June 1812

June 21:  “The frigates President, Commodore Rodgers, the Congress, United States, and sloops of war Hornet and Argus, went to sea on Sunday afternoon.”–New York Spectator, June 24, 1812 June 21:  Letter from Frederick Town to the Baltimore Whig —  “As war …

Posted in Guest Blog, News of the US

Read More

It is all the Fault of the Date, June 18

June 18, 2012

Or so thought the editor of the Worcester Massachusetts Spy, in his June 22, 1814 issue.  This is the story: “On Saturday last, an attempt was made agreeably to appointment to launch the seventy-four at Charlestown, but owning to the …

Posted in Guest Blog

Read More

Journalism Education
and the No-jobs Myth

June 18, 2012

I wish I had a new smart phone app for every time somebody asked me what my students are going to do about having trained for careers in a business with few jobs and rapidly dimming career prospects. Yes, times …

Posted in Foundation Blog

Read More

News of the US: Week Three of June 1812

June 15, 2012

June 15:  Charleston City Gazette published the news that war with England had been declared. June 15:  From Savannah, June 15 —  Never have we seen a more numerous concourse of Citizens, than were yesterday assembled and lined the Bluff, to witness …

Posted in Guest Blog

Read More

What to Do When the Mail Fails to Come, Part II: Create a Lengthy Advertisement

June 12, 2012

From the New York Spectator, December 23, 1825  “Hail wedded love– / And all that sort of thing! / Milton and Mathews.  Those wicked wights the editors, when in want of a ‘leading article,’ sometimes amuse themselves and strive to …

Posted in Guest Blog

Read More