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