Articles by R.B. Brenner

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

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 …

Posted in Foundation Blog

Read More

In pursuit of depth in today’s climate of journalism

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 …

Posted in Foundation Blog

Read More