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2014-11-31D Mass Comm Dean Ken Paulson

Beyond Critical Mass

MTSU’s multifaceted and innovative media offerings come of age by Allison Gorman When USA Today launched in 1982, the journalism establishment was startled by its bold colors and condensed stories. The new national newspaper was quickly derided … [Read More...]


MTSU’s Spiderman

How “Spill Doctor” Ryan Otter found truth in the ashes of Tennessee’s worst environmental disaster by Allison Gorman     In early 2009, Dr. Ryan Otter (Biology) stood awestruck on the banks of the Emory River in Roane County. What … [Read More...]

2014-05-41D Trisha Gaitely CLA Magazine

Faith Handlers

A folklorist studies a widely misunderstood Appalachian tradition by Allison Gorman   Years before the National Geographic Channel sent film crews to Middlesboro, Ky., to document the life of preacher Jamie Coots for the show Snake … [Read More...]