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December 14 2011

17:43

Journalism Education Roundup, Dec. 14, 2011

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1. Some quick lessons for student journalists: Penn State scandal (Newspaper and Online News)

2. Don't study in the j-school after midnight...or else (J-School Buzz)

3. YouTube offers all schools education-only link, beefs up K-12 content (MindShift)

4. Friendly advice for teachers: Beware of Facebook (NPR)

5. Tips for teachers on modeling online courses after social games (EDU News)

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November 12 2011

19:27

Joe Paterno and the Penn State abuse scandal: what took the media so long?

Reuters :: When Penn State fired head coach Joe Paterno on Wednesday, it was the culmination of a scandal more than 15 years in the making.

So what took the media so long?

The lapse can't be attributed merely to star-struck local newspapers or lazy national sportswriters, though that's part of the equation. Jerry Sandusky, a long-time assistant to the winningest coach in college football history, allegedly abused at least half a dozen young boys over more than a decade. Penn State administrators knew about it and law enforcement was investigating him. But a combination of other factors converged to keep the accusations under wraps.

Details - continue to read Brent Lang | Lucas Shaw, www.reuters.com

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