||Room 333 Annenberg Hall, Main Campus
||Spring Semester 2013|
Mondays, 9:15-10:00 am and 1:30-3:00 pm TUCC 101
Wednesday, 9:15-10:00 am and 1:30-3:00 pm TUCC 101
Other Office Hours by Appointment
|Bahia, Brazil, is a long way from Temple University's main campus on North Broad Street in Philadelphia. I often dreamed about reporting from far off places while studying communications at Temple. The dreams I had for my career have come true and the lessons that I learned at Temple have helped at every stage of my career.
The Temple education equipped me with both the tangible and intangible skills I needed to succeed in journalism. Not only did I receive excellent instruction in journalism techniques at Temple, I also gained life-shaping insights on intangibles like building self-confidence and being resourceful.
Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned at Temple is the value of hard work. This lesson has served me well, both on and off the job.
The educational experiences I received at Temple have propelled me through my chosen career from cub reporter covering the police beat to serving as the executive editor at one of America's oldest newspapers. Recognizing how Temple contributed to my career, I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to serve my alma mater as a professor.
The courses I teach in the JPRA Department include introduction to news reporting, investigative reporting and media law. Reporting and law are two subjects that I have many years of experience in, as both a practitioner and student of the respective disciplines. I infuse all of my classes -- undergraduate and graduate -- with real world experiences, seeking to match theory with actual practice.
It's funny how the road of life has unforeseen twists. When I initially studied at Temple, I wanted to be a director of television news documentaries. I never considered working in newspapers. But my first full-time job was in newspaper reporting and I quickly discovered - to my total surprise - that I loved it. Those intangibles of self-confidence and resourcefulness enabled me to pursue a career I never contemplated.
As a reporter, I have covered all facets of Phila |