Home Web First Are law schools doing enough to help with… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward May 29, 2019, 6:00 am CDT Images from Shutterstock.com. If you think law school is stressful, know that it gets worse once you are in practice, with deadlines, long hours and the weight of what a mistake could mean for a client, says recent graduate Michael R. Anspach. The good news, adds the Ohio lawyer, is that law school is a great time to find and maintain habits to deal with stress in a healthy way. “If you don’t have the necessary tools to succeed mentally and physically, it is going to impact your ability to practice law,” says Anspach, a 2018 Marquette University Law School graduate in recovery who founded the Organization for Student Wellbeing, a club focused on finding healthy ways to deal with stress. Anspach started to excessively use substances as an undergraduate at Boston College, where he had anxiety about living in a new place, not knowing … [Read more...] about Are law schools doing enough to help with student stress?
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Jeremy Littau, The Washington Post Published 7:10 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 These are tough times for journalism. Falling revenue for newspapers and magazines has led to layoffs since 2005, including four major announcements already this year. But the current crisis in the news business is also haunted by misconceptions about the industry and its history. Here are five of the most common. Myth No. 1: Newspapers collapsed after they offered stories for free. Subscriber and advertiser revenue for traditional print journalism has been in free fall, and many think it started when newspapers offered content online for free. As Dave Perry wrote in a 2015 online column for the Aurora Sentinel in Colorado, "Newspapers primarily hung themselves by giving away their content online 20 years ago, giving people a reason to go out and buy a 14K baud modem." Former media executive Alan Mutter put it more directly on his blog: "The Original Sin among most (but not all) … [Read more...] about Five myths about journalism
David Bauder, Ap Media Writer Updated 1:07 am PST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Craig Newmark attend the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit red carpet at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism. The announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, establishes Newmark in the forefront of philanthropists focused on journalism, a cause he's supported with some $85 million in the past few years. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Craig Newmark attend the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit red carpet at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The founder of Craigslist says he ... more Photo: Brad Barket, Brad Barket/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics
As participants prepare for the 25th anniversary of the Philadelphia Marathon this weekend, two runners are heading to the city from New York in honor of Kim Wall, the 30-year-old Swedish journalist who was murdered while on assignment last year.Jack Williams and William Denselow, who graduated with Wall from Columbia Journalism School in 2013, are running in memory of Wall and to inspire donations to the Kim Wall Memorial Fund. The fund was created after Wall's death by her parents and friends, establishing a grant in Wall's name that would be awarded to a female journalist each year. Williams and Denselow put a call out for donations to the fund on Facebook earlier this week. "The memorial fund that has been set up in Kim's name will continue to fund her journalistic legacy for years to come, helping female reporters dive into, as Kim put it, the 'undercurrents of rebellion,'" the public post reads. "Whether this meant traveling to Cuba or Haiti, Uganda, North Korea, China or the … [Read more...] about Runners prepare for Philadelphia Marathon to honor slain journalist Kim Wall
Ingrid Wall at a running event in memory of Kim Wall earlier this year. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT "I feel no hate for the man," Ingrid Wall, the mother of talented Swedish journalist Kim Wall, writes of the moment her daughter's killer Peter Madsen was jailed for life. "I just feel nothing. I have no energy to waste on Madsen. It causes him no pain if I hate him. In fact it certainly makes no difference to him at all." Instead "The Book of Kim Wall: When Words End" focuses on the 30-year-old journalist's life and all-too-short career, linking her boundless curiosity to a childhood spent either in newspaper offices or being dragged on reporting trips to communist Hungary and East Germany, and Mexico by her journalist parents. Ingrid Wall, who spent 20 years as a reporter for Trelleborgs Allehanda, is a skilful writer. And the way she jumps between reminiscences of 'Mumlan' [Snuggles] as the young Wall was known in the family, and descriptions … [Read more...] about ‘I feel no hate’: Kim Wall’s mother in new book