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Reynolds fellow named Grady College Journalism Teacher of the Year

Keith Herndon Grady College

Keith Herndon, Grady College

Keith L. Herndon, a visiting professor at the University of Georgia and a 2013 fellow of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism’s seminar for journalism professors, has been named Journalism Teacher of the Year at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Herndon is a visiting professor through at least May 2016 at Grady, where he teaches media management, media ethics, news writing and reporting. He also directs a media leadership program in partnership with the Poynter Institute.

Herndon attended the Reynolds Center’s Business Journalism Professors Seminar in January 2013. Created by Reynolds Center President Andrew Leckey in 2007, the annual four-day seminar has trained more than 100 professors in how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism.

“Certainly, my ‘branding’ as a Reynolds Fellow added to the credibility of the courses and helped me attract faculty support and quality students,” Herndon said after hearing about the Teacher of the Year honor.

Herndon is not alone in being able to advance his teaching skills by adding business journalism topics.

“An evaluation of the seminars completed last year found that the majority of those attending returned to their campuses and started business journalism courses, which have enrolled 1,600 students,” said Linda Austin, Reynolds Center executive director.

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Day 1: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Jimmy Gentry teaching Financial Statements Reynolds Center

Jimmy Gentry teaches during Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014. Photo Sean Logan

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 1 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The Strictly Financials Seminar fellows, who are professional journalists, studied markets and sources with Jimmy Gentry of the University of Kansas.

Business Journalists as Investigators

Raquel Rutledge, Pulitzer winner and investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, offers tips from her experience in using data for community projects.

Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014 Keynote: Business Journalists as Investigators with Raquel Rutledge from Reynolds Center on Vimeo.

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Day 1: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

Cornelius Foote, principal lecturer at the University of North Texas' Mayborn School of Journalism. Photo Sean Logan

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 1 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The business journalism professors studied classroom organization and syllabus writing with Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina.

Business Journalists as Investigators

Raquel Rutledge, Pulitzer winner and investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, offers tips from her experience in using data for community projects.

Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014 Keynote: Business Journalists as Investigators with Raquel Rutledge from Reynolds Center on Vimeo.

Session Recordings

Handout (PDF)

 

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Day 2: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Lily Wu, KAKE TV News reporter in Wichita, Kan. Photo Sean Logan.

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 2 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2013, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The Strictly Financials fellows continued their exploration of financial statements with Jimmy Gentry, professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas; Gary Trennepohl, OKEOK Chair of Finance at Oklahoma State University; and Brian Grow, special enterprise correspondent and editor-in-charge based in Atlanta for Reuters.

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Day 2: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

Melony Alicia Shemberger, assistant professor at Murray State University. Photo Sean Logan

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 2 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The business journalism professors studied with the following Reynolds Center chairs: Pam Luecke, from Washington and Lee University; and Alan Deutschman, from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Rob Wells, former Reynolds Visiting Professor in Business Journalism at the University of South Carolina and current (as of January 2014) Ph.D. student and lecturer at the University of Maryland, presented on how to avoid “rookie” mistakes when preparing a business journalism course.

Mark Tatge offered tips for adding multimedia to business journalism courses. Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Knight Chair in Journalism Steve Doig also presented on teaching data journalism.

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Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Foreground: Karin Caifa, senior producer for CNN Newsource. Background: Deirdre Fernandes, business reporter for The Boston Globe. Photo Sean Logan.

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

Gary Trennepohl, professor of finance at Oklahoma State University, led Day 3′s Strictly Financials sessions as fellows further explored financial statements.

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Day 3: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

Ellen Dale Russell, assistant professor at Wilfried Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Photo Sean Logan

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 3 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The business journalism professors continued their exploration of financial statements with Jimmy Gentry, professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.

Session Recordings

 

Handouts (PDF)

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Day 4: Reynolds Week 2014 – Strictly Financials resources

Trennepohl sits in on presenting partner Jimmy Gentry's discussion with Strictly Financials fellows. Photo Sean Logan.

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 4 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

Gary Trennepohl, professor of finance at Oklahoma State University, led Day 4′s Strictly Financials sessions as fellows further explored financial statements.

Session Recordings

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Day 4: Reynolds Week 2014 – Business Journalism Professors resources

Eric M. Wilson, instructor at Wichita State University. Photo Sean Logan.

Below are session recordings, PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Day 4 of Reynolds Business Journalism Week 2014, which consists of concurrent four-day seminars: one for business journalists called Strictly Financials, and one for professors on how to teach business journalism.

The business journalism professors discussed best ways to jumpstart their business journalism program with Reynolds Center President and Endowed Chair Andrew Leckey.

Arizona State University’s Cronkite School Director of Career Services Mike Wong offered tips on preparing students for internships and leveraging relationships with local outlets to provide career opportunities for students.

The fellows also presented sample lessons, syllabi and resources that could easily be implemented into new and existing business journalism courses.

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