Is there anything we learned from Dr. Jandoli that isn't relevant in today's media landscape?  
 
Be clear, be concise, check your sources, confirm your quotes, move with celerity (lots of Cs there).  Don't bury the lead.  Be objective -- your opinions and biases do not belong in a news story.  Save those for columns, commentary and op-ed pieces.  You learn to write by writing; the best writers are prolific.
 
Although I don't ever remember him saying it, he pushed us to be the best we could be.  All those stories returned covered completely in red pencil with edits and comments were such learning tools.  Even more than 40 years later (not over, more than), I remember receiving a "C", which wasn't so bad.  I remain mortified still by the comment -- "Those whom the gods favor need but one stroke of the lash."  I never again turned in slipshod work.
 
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I'm sorry other students didn't have the chance to learn from him. How many Pulitzers can be attributed to the lessons we older folks learned in his classes?

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