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Should online news reading be made available for free?

Paul Bush, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Digital Media Answered Aug 1, 2016 This is the question that daily newspapers should have asked themselves in the 1990s, when the internet was first taking shape. Back then, no one thought that the print paper could be undercut by the internet. (Do you remember the sound that your […]

What are the best study hacks for college? How can one most efficiently study at college to maximise time for other activities? This question previously had details. They are now in a comment.

Paul Bush, Teaching for 27 years, learning from neuroscience how to do it better. Answered Jul 16, 2016 Read all the answers here. Folks have given you some great advice. My own suggestion: Learn how the brain works. Not the simplistic, and often false, pop science articles about left brain/right brain, etc. Learn what neuroscientists […]

Why was Hunter S Thompson seen as such a ground breaking writer?

Paul Bush, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Digital Media Answered Apr 9, 2016 · Upvoted by Andrew Smith, reporter, Newsday; has been a reporter or editor for 25 years. I was caught by your your reference to “street view” journalism, which is a great term, and I want to frame my answer in terms of journalism.  […]

Does self-incentivizing work?

Paul Bush, Assoc. Prof, Journalism & Digital Media, trying to teach how to learn. Answered Jul 25, 2016 My students do it all the time. If you have a hard time doing a bunch of reading, you can try it out yourself. Pick out a reasonable treat that you really like – my students have […]

Are there written or unwritten rules that says that member of the press cannot cover the actions of other members of the press or news organisation?

Paul Bush, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Digital Media, Franklin Pierce University. Answered Mar 22 Quite the contrary. The Society of Professional Journalists has a code of ethics that lists “Seek truth and report it” as its first principle. Under its fourth principle, “Be accountable and transparent,” it speaks directly to your question: “Expose unethical conduct […]

I want to start writing. Like essays and articles, I’ve never written anything before whatsoever. what is the best way to start?

Paul Bush, Associate Prof. Journalism & Digital Media, trying to teach how to learn better Answered May 17 Start small. Write a “slice of life” about an athlete, a volunteer – generally anyone who’s doing something for a reason. It doesn’t have to be something momentous or ground breaking: it’s just about a moment in […]


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