Linking the Ivory Tower to the Newsroom

Academic writing has an important place in the newsroom, but scholars must write for the right audience. Image excerpt from Bard College at Simon's Rock

Linking the Ivory Tower to the Newsroom

This is a guest post from Shelia B. Lawani, a member of the Our Shared Future Opinion Leaders Network. Ms. Lawani, journalist and lecturer at the Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland, is currently the Special Advisor to the Publisher at Foreign Policy magazine. The conference in Southeast Asia started harmfully enough on that hot and sticky

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The deluge of news coverage of the Park51 Community Center project inspired an outpouring of public feedback, including this image that riffs on the iconic "I Love NY" t-shirt.

Image credit: WarmSleepy/Timothy Krause (Flickr)

In 2010, “Ground Zero mosque” was used thousands of times by media outlets around the world, racking up numerous headlines, column inches and minutes of airtime. But there are two things wrong with that phrase. First, the mosque wasn’t going to be built at Ground Zero but nearby in New York’s Financial District. Second, it wasn’t just a mosque that