Ever since my own student media days, I’ve been fascinated by the role student media play in academic communities and toward skill and civic development. In Tinker v. Des Moines, a case affirming free speech in the academic environment, Justice Abe Fortas talked about free speech as a “hazardous freedom” – a challenge, but one well worth protecting.
As a media professor and adviser, I now get to encourage my students to engage with their “hazardous freedom” and learn what it means to serve a community with good communication. Part of that encouragement means grading with a green pen. Opportunities to learn shouldn’t say “stop” – they should yell “Go!”
I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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