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In My Words: Checking facts is not enough
October 6, 2020
In this latest offering from the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Journalism Amanda Sturgill focuses on how public officials often use deceptive language or specious arguments to distort the truth. It draws from her new book, “Detecting Deception: Tools to Fight Fake News,” published in August.
In My Words: A lynching on the side of a road for all to see
June 11, 2020
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Jean Rattigan-Rohr, vice president for access and success and professor of education at Elon, notes both the similarities and differences between George Floyd's death and those killed at lynchings throughout American history.
In My Words: Don’t feed President Troll
June 9, 2020
In the column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Law Enrique Armijo argues that President Trump's recent Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship would do more to limit free speech than to protect it.
In My Words: For democracy’s sake, end racism and support journalism
June 9, 2020
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate. Rochelle Ford, dean of Elon's School of Communications, writes about the role that journalism plays in educating the public about the impact of racism upon society and the need to support journalism going forward.
In My Words: Discarded buildings and silent streets: What do they mean?
April 28, 2020
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Rosemary Haskell looks at how our current COVID-19 world parallels that described in Alan Weisman's "The World Without Us," which imagines a future world devoid of people.
In My Words: A perilous showdown between the U.S. and the ICC
April 24, 2020
Sara L. Ochs, a Legal Method & Communication Fellow at Elon Law with research interests in international criminal law, warns in a newspaper guest column that President Donald Trump's disregard for the International Criminal Court is not in the best interests of American foreign policy.
In My Words: The fire this time – Australians ‘on the beach’
January 14, 2020
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell writes about the fires that are ravaging Australia, noting how fears about nuclear annihilation decades ago have given way to fears about the impact of climate change. The column appeared inThe Burlington Times-News and The Greensboro News & Record.
In My Words: Integrity of impeachment process relies upon being fair
January 3, 2020
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Journalism Amanda Sturgill urges members of Congress to rely upon a sense of fairness as they consider impeachment and potentially removing President Trump from office. The column was published by the Charlotte Observer, the Raleigh News & Observer, the Greensboro News & Record, the Burlington Times-News, the Rocky Mount Telegram, the Greenville Daily Reflector and other media outlets.
The Conversation: 5 ways to check a college’s financial health
December 5, 2019
In this piece written for The Conversation, President Emeritus Leo M. Lambert and Senior Vice President Gerald Whittington offer insights into how best to examine a higher ed institution's finances.
In My Words: How to tell family stories that make a positive difference
October 15, 2019
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies Laura Roselle offers insight into how to explore your family's narrative. The column was published in the Greensboro News & Record, the Burlington Times-News and the Lexington (N.C) Dispatch.