Category Archives: Other thoughts

Everyone must play a role in Earth Day

As I have mentioned in previous posts, concentrating on the Egyptian revolution this semester has also led me to consider human rights and environmental issues around the world. The following is an excerpt from my recent column in The Huntington … Continue reading

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A lesson on Howe to (or Howe not to) appreciate crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe, a Nieman Fellow this past year at Harvard University who is currently teaching a multimedia graduate class at Northeastern University, guest-lectured during Friday’s class. Howe covers the media and entertainment industry. But, most importantly, he has reported on the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Woody’s Grill & Tap: A hidden gem in Boston’s Back Bay

At Woody’s Grill & Tap, pizza has graduated from greasy to grown-up. The restaurant, located at 58 Hemenway St. in Boston, is a dependable hideaway in a college neighborhood: Its nestled facade blends in with Northeastern University’s residence halls and … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Remembering those who struggle

Today we celebrate the Irish presence in the United States. I think it’s important, especially this year after the plethora of international news since January, to appreciate a group of people who persevered in trying times. Similar to the Irish, … Continue reading

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Personal or professional?

Veering away from Egypt for one more post, I want to mention a discussion we started in my “Journalism Ethics and Issues” class today about Twitter. Is it personal or professional? We have been discussing Twitter in “Reinventing the News” … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 years of women

Happy 100th International Women’s Day! Today, women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions – national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and for looking ahead … Continue reading

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Gas prices…ouch!

I spent my spring break last week in California visiting a friend who is interning at a pharmacy in Carlsbad for four months. While I was on the West Coast for eight days, I explored Disneyland, Old Town San Diego, … Continue reading

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