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R.B. Brenner: As ‘Rolling Stone’ debacle shows, journalism schools’ mission has never been more important

By R.B. Brenner

April 11, 2015

NOTE: This commentary first appeared April 9, 2015 in The Dallas Morning News. It is republished here with permission. My student’s email arrived with an eye-catching subject line: lucky 7. It was shorthand for the seventh revision of a story …

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First Amendment rights, open government essential to democracy

By Kelley Shannon, Governor, Headliners Foundation of Texas

September 5, 2014

Defending the U.S. Constitution is popular these days, when it centers on gun rights, states’ rights or search and seizure protections. As we guard the principles of our nation’s founders, let’s not overlook the all-important First Amendment of the Constitution …

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In pursuit of depth in today’s climate of journalism

By R.B. Brenner

August 14, 2014

The world is full of publishers now. We wear that hat each time we post something on Facebook or Twitter. What makes someone a journalist, though? I start with this list: Verification: You’re obsessed with accuracy, with the pursuit of verifiable information. Originality: Your reporting relies …

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