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Kentucky boy helping lead strategy on, and studying, media, journalism, and pop culture.
Kentucky boy helping lead strategy on, and studying, media, journalism, and pop culture.

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The latest in the community contributor series through our work with the The Ohio County Monitor comes from Ohio County resident Heather Blair, who looks at “what matters most” in times of grief, from her own experiences and in light of a recent local tragedy. http://bit.ly/2LtUORw
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The Future of Design. And the Future of Kayla. One of our WKU Department of Communication Futures of Communication students Kayla Stout on ”Microtrends, Multitasking, & Virtual Reality? Oh My!” http://futuresofcommunication.org/2018/05/14/a-reflection-on-the-future-of-design-in-kentucky/
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One of the most interesting projects that has stemmed from Andrea Wenzel's and my pilot projects with the Ohio County Monitor is “OC Healthy,” led in partnership with two of the community contributors who have been part of our pilot program. Check it out here, launching Aug. 1. bit.ly/2ucS3NX
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From our WKU Futures of Communication class—my student Ariel Moore writes about her father's story, interviews a couple of Western Kentucky coal miners, and looks at what Bit Source has done in Pikeville as a glimpse of potential futures for those who have worked in coal. bit.ly/2zcLCiD
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Excited to not only continue with Andrea Wenzel’s and my work in the Community Stories Lab here in Kentucky and elsewhere, but also to complement that with our new initiative announced yesterday by the Tow Center, “Report Local: Local News Capacity Building Models & Community Trust.” bit.ly/2ztOyry
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Dave Beard writes on Advance Local's “Guns, An American Conversation, and the “Heart-to-Heart” initiative I’m working on with them, which he calls “a modern ‘pen pal’ project to match up two people on different sides of an American divide.”
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I had the honor of speaking as part of the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences' "Keys to Our Common Future" series earlier this year on "Co-Creating the Future of Work in Kentucky: The Power of Narrative for Imagining Sustainable Solutions." For those interested in such things, video is now up. bit.ly/2zcx3vL
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What should the curriculum and structure of a university Department of Communication look like by 2040? One of our student groups in our WKU Futures of Communication class decided to tackle that question. bit.ly/2MfrTAD
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"What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?” One of our WKU Futures of Communication student groups decided to think about how WKU's Center for Career and Professional Development might tackle that question for high schoolers, and point toward options outside a 4-year degree. More on their project. http://bit.ly/2ypElMj
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Via our Civic Assembly project we did with American Assembly at Columbia University and the Bowling Green Daily News, a group of students in our WKU Futures of Communication course this semester decided to tackle the challenge of where/how citizens even begin to get engaged and participate in local civic life. Here’s what they did in response. bit.ly/2ypc0pe
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