Journalism Seminar To Focus On Observational Reporting

Oct. 30, 2001

How journalists can use their eyes and ears to enhance their stories will be the subject of a seminar at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Meadows Recital Hall on the Baylor University campus. Sponsored by the department of journalism, the event is free and open to the public.

"Observational reporting is disappearing from columns of daily newspapers, and consequently, stories are losing a lot of their flavor," said Dr. John Tisdale, assistant professor of journalism. "Our speakers will talk about how journalists can use their eyes and ears in reporting to make their stories better."

Participating in the seminar will be Mary Schulken, editorial page editor for the Greenville (N.C.) Daily Reflector and winner of several awards for best feature writing for the Cox newspaper chain; Paul Burka of Texas Monthly magazine; and Brad Buchholz of the Austin American Statesman.

Thursday's seminar is made possible through a grant from the Freedom Forum. For more information, call the Baylor journalism department at 710-3261.

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