NOLA Notes: ‘Don’t just write words. Write music.’ A brief, important point about varying sentence length
Because I couldn’t get a projector to work at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans, I read aloud a passage in a “Free Your Writing Voice” session that I’ve sometimes just flashed on a screen. I had not prepared for a dramatic reading, so I was surprised at how powerful it sounded coming out of my mouth.
The audience seemed to like it, though it’s a long passage. So I encourage you to read it aloud.
Another in a series of posts drawn from my notes at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans.
Arvli Ward, the student media director at UCLA, is far from the first speaker at a college media convention to talk about the importance of recruiting, training and retaining student journalists. But he’s the first I’ve heard who talked about maximizing the “resource velocity” of those students.
OK, here’s my new catch phrase, thanks to #nola13reinvent: “Resource velocity.” Make your resources produce profit faster.
— David Simpson (@adviserdavid) October 23, 2013
In fact, Ward recruits his student resources by treating them as customers. I thought that was fascinating and so pounded a lot of notes into my laptop. Here are some lightly edited highlights, along with related points I heard later from Candace Baltz of Washington State University: