Monthly Archives: July 2012

Courier’s past lives on

By Erin Marissa Russell

Today, journalism students create The Brookhaven Courier with up-to-date design software and digital cameras. But when the first issue was published on Nov. 22, 1978, it was a different world.

“Layout was done in pencil on dummy pages, with “x”s to show the position of photos or illustrations”, then-program director Dr. John Neal said Continue reading

First Amendment for journalism

By Kurt Hyde

Freedom of the press is vital to the plight of democracy because it preserves the right to inform and the right to be informed. Alexander Hamilton explains in the Federalist Paper #84 why he believed freedom of the press did not belong Continue reading

Top 5 journalism movies reviewed

By Diana Abou-Saleh

Citizen Kane (1941)

“Citizen Kane” is a classic American tragedy that is viewed by many critics as one of the most significant motion pictures of all time. The director and protagonist is Orson Welles, a young and innovative filmmaker at the time. The film also represents the summit of Welles’ filmmaking career. “Citizen Kane” was nominated for nine Continue reading

Mark Twain: author, river pilot, reporter

By Stephanie Ball

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on Nov. 30, 1835, in Florida, Mo. He was the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemons and would later be known as Mark Twain Continue reading

Cameron Crowe: rock journalist, screen writer

By Diana Abou-Saleh

Former rock journalist, screenwriter, and director Cameron Crowe was born July 13, 1957, in Palm Springs, Cali. He was raised in San Diego under the tight-knit rules of his parents, a teacher and a real estate agent who banned rock’n’roll music in their house. Crowe’s mother pushed him to strive in academics. As a result, Crowe skipped kindergarten Continue reading

Frank Librio: managing director, producer

By Obed Manuel

Frank Librio, managing director of the Public Information Office for the City of Dallas, describes his parents as “incessant consumers of news.”

In Librio’s case, the apple did not fall far from the tree Continue reading

Nora Ephron: reporter, screen writer, film director

By Diana Abou-Saleh

Nora Ephron was born May 19, 1941, in New York. She was the first of four daughters of acclaimed screenplay writers Henry and Phoebe Ephron. Ehpron grew up in Los Angeles due to her parents’ career in the film industry. When she graduated from high school, she went on to Wellesley College Continue reading

Past editor shares path to DMN internship

By Stephanie Ball

Kristin McKenzie was an intern at The Dallas Morning News and is currently searching for a journalism job.

1. How and when did you become interested in journalism? Continue reading

Student discerns career path

By Obed Manuel

I walked into my very first journalism class as a shy, quiet, unsociable 16-year-old. I had no interest in being a journalist – back then I still dreamed of being a short story writer, like J.D. Salinger or Edgar Allan Poe. I agreed to take the journalism class to receive a computer science credit Continue reading

Journalist’s benefits are appealing

By Azure Wickert

After entertaining many opportunities, I have exhausted what I have determined to be the most acceptable amount of student debt and have found myself without a degree. My solution was Brookhaven College because the school is affordable Continue reading