And, by appointment.
I believe in being available to my students and my colleagues. I am often in my office or the NewsHubbeyond my posted office hours and you are welcome you to drop by for coaching about the course, or tobring by your resume, or to just chat.
Additionally, I can be reached through GTalk, Facebook, IM, text message, Twitter and via my cell phone.Please do tell me who you are when you text me. Text is better than voice mail. Do not expect an instantreply and simple courtesy is expected.
Letter to Students
Welcome to a world of constant, rapid change where the future is unclear, and your career
opportunities mightwell be defined by your courage, tenacity and imagination -- as well as your learning. Your grasp of thefundamental skills and practices you are absorbing in Hofstra's accredited journalism curriculum, appliedintelligently with new technologies, will serve you well in this environment. Today, this class is
called online journalism, but it is journalism, at pace with the 21
Century.This is an exciting and a challenging time for journalism as mainstream media contracts and wrestles with how touse new digital tools and the capabilities of the Internet
to fulfill a critical role in a democracy
-- and remain
aviable business. I ask you: How many times can you get the chance to invent a new medium? That's theopportunity here. Journalism
needs people who are undaunted by technology, but
dedicated to the traditional core values andethics of the field. You aren’t guaranteed riches, or even job security, but you can make the world a better placethrough your public service. And, it's a job that is never boring.