Tuesday, May 13, 2008

FIU's J-school, and Nixon blog

A post at Daily Pulp called attention to the budget cuts at Florida International University: J-school in peril; newspapers silent.
South Florida's only public journalism school could be closed.

Over the years I've had a lot of interaction with the FIU's j-school, and have several friends on the faculty. One, Neil Reisner, posted links in a comment in Pulp, to an article in E&P magazine (reprinted on the school's web site, and which lists several prominent alumni -- and friends), a column in this weekend's Naples Daily News, and an April story in Miami New Times.
The comments on this post have multiplied since this morning, and are discouraging.

On another topic, I keep finding links to this blog, which I'd never heard of until a couple weeks ago but find strangely compelling: The New Nixon. I'm at a bit of a loss on how to describe it. There are several writers, connected to the Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation and Nixon Center, it appears.
The posts are a bizarre mix of comments on the presidential race, nostalgia for Nixon and the Nixon years, and other politics, occasionally punctuated by cultural posts, like this one by Frank Gannon on Steve Stills' song by the Buffalo Springfield, For What It's Worth.


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