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ABOUT ME

My Three Passions

Ever since I happened by Lili Lakich’s neon studio near my former home in Downtown Los Angeles in 2014, I have been hooked on making neon art. The voltage, gas and glass practice got added to my two other passions: photography and writing.

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The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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The Washington Post op-ed process

July 24th, 2020|

So, after six drafts, five weeks of writing, rewriting, revising and redoing, my op-ed about the – now kiboshed – move of the Republican National Convention to Jacksonville has been published in the Washington Post. Whew!

William Barr and the GOP’s demonization of a free American press

June 27th, 2020|

I was struck by something this week while listening to an interview of Attorney General William Barr on “Morning Edition.” Specifically, his repeated complaints about “the media” this and “the media” that, as though news reporters and pundits were part of some vast, faceless entity bent on the destruction and dismemberment of the Trump administration.

The FIU campus: spooky, quiet and extremely closed

April 22nd, 2020|

Wednesday afternoon I made a brief – and authorized – visit to the closed FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. Though all of us – faculty and staff – had been sent to work from home more than a month ago, we could ask for special double-secret permission to return to campus if we needed to.

Los Angeles area community papers to shutter

April 17th, 2020|

Three stepsisters – the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun – died this week of complications from COVID-19. The News-Press was 115, the Leader (nee Review) was 112 while the Valley Sun was 74.

Teaching in the age of (novel) coronavirus

March 20th, 2020|

With all of the madness going on about the novel coronavirus, one thing I've been struggling with is how to appropriately grade work. Relatedly, should the university allow a pass/fail option? Does it not matter because graduate schools will (likely) take any grade dips this semester into account?

Articles, Thoughts & Snapshots

The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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Professional details

I am currently an associate professor of journalism at Florida International University. Prior to that, I was the community news editor at the Los Angeles Times and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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