Watching those seedlings grow

July 29, 2014

  The greatest reward a teacher can get is seeing former students succeeding in the real world. So it was with deep satisfaction that the Roadshow recently visited the Sanford Herald where long-time pals Publisher Bill Horner III and Editor … Continued

Think Globally; Report Locally

July 12, 2014

  Even though the World Cup doesn’t involve their country’s team — and the games are quite literally on the other side of the world — one community newspaper in Finland found a way to make local the big game … Continued

The Community Journalism Roadshow turns 14

July 9, 2014

Editor’s Note: Writing about home while afar brings a ring of truth to the narrative. Truth be told, I am writing this while seated at an outdoor café in Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania, with the poignant strains of the Beatle’s … Continued

At the VOICE: Why we do what we do

July 5, 2014

The electric blue lights from multiple police cars flashed ominously down South Fayetteville Street, sending a clear message: someone was in a heap of trouble. As I drove past, my worst fears were confirmed.  Five cop cars surrounded a single … Continued

In which Mr. Joke goes to Lithuania

July 4, 2014

Newspapers are thriving. Maybe the professional mourners need to get outside the beltway more often. I surely saw community newspapers “growing like Topsy” — especially in China on my teaching/research junket earlier this summer. And newspapers are still the dominant … Continued

In which Editor Li gets it right

June 7, 2014

  Jock Lauterer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has returned to China for a third summer to teach … Continued

A China portfolio

June 3, 2014

Jock Lauterer, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has returned to China for a third summer to teach Community … Continued