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Today I got a tip that there was a tightrope walker set up outside of Crestview Hall on the IU Southeast campus. My journalistic spidey sense, of course, tells me there’s something interesting there, so like any good news adviser, I try to get in touch with my students. But, alas, all the editors are in class or off campus. So, I decide to go cover the story myself and use an example for class.

It turns out the guy was not a tightrope walker; he was a slackliner. The video explains the difference. He was a student, just killing time between classes.

Used the video camera and audio recorder on my cell phone, and edited with free audio and video editing software. All in about an hour from start to finish. It was a lesson in mobile journalism (mojo), or backpack journalism, or just-get-the-job-done-with-whatever-the-hell-you-got journalism.

I used it in class for a teachable moment, but I thought I’d post it here, too. Enjoy.

One of my hopes was to be able to go back to Indiana after getting the Ph.D. And that’s becoming a reality. I was recently hired as the new assistant professor of journalism at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.

The journalism program is fairly small, with just two full-time faculty (including me), but there are hopes to grow in future years. In addition to teaching, I’ll also be advising the student newspaper, The Horizon.

The job is tenure-track, with a 3/3 load. That means that each semester, I’ll teach three classes (one of which is advising the newspaper) and will have one course release for research. This is exactly the kind of job I wanted. I get to work with students on creating a publication. I get to continue some of my research. And I  get to work with a growing program interested in preparing students for a changing media environment.

We’re probably going to be living in Louisville, which is just across the Ohio River from New Albany.

Now, to find a job for Renée. We’re pretty optimistic. If anyone knows of anything, send us a shout.