News seekers numbers are up despite attack on Fourth Estate

Baxley Bites By David Baxley, SPJ South Carolina member and Associate Professor at Francis Marion University It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are upon us. We’re enjoying holiday gatherings with family and friends. The waistline is growing as we enjoy delectable desserts. And, for journalists, there’s hope in the new year.…

Transgender community wants voice but media holds the microphone

By Justin Clay, Georgia State University, multimedia journalism student, contributor to SizingUpTheSouth.com WILTON MANORS, FLORIDA — All along Wilton Drive, rainbow flags fly high against the Floridian sunset. But on this particular Thursday night, broader and possibly more urgent questions were brought up highlighting the “T” of LGBTQ. To engage with transgender community members and…

How do smart people become stupid? They turn bitter

Journoterrorist By Michael Koretzky When I met James Tracy in 2003, he wasn’t crazy yet. Last week, he was crying on the witness stand in federal court. Between then and now, something went slowly haywire. A decade after I first spoke with him, Tracy made international headlines for insisting the Sandy Hook massacre “never took place”…