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J-school prof sends inappropriate messages to student, resigns

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by franticscribe, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member


    Also some interesting coverage from the new student news organization he was leading can be found here:

  2. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Poor guy. The curse of the midlife crisis strikes again. Shoulda just bought a sports car... or confined his targets to "consenting adults."
  3. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    Goddammit, Carolina. Enough already.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He was making $135,000 for that shit? Wow.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You would think when she decided to major in journalism, she was only getting screwed once.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    This is one of the reasons I would not leave the actual journalism world for the ivory tower to each. I lecture twice a year in a TV news class and, let's just say the scenery can be... "target rich". Ugh.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    For that kind of dough, I'd take the cash and a lot of cold showers.
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I carefully say, because there's no excusing any of this, that again it doesn't fail to amaze me of all these dumb people (OK, men) doing this kind of thing in written form, either e-mail or SMS text (sometimes with photos!) or any kind of IM service, so they leave an easy-to-follow trail of their indiscretions.

    Whatever you think of the morality and ethics, at least in the old days, you talked in person or on a conventional, non-digital phone, and didn't leave a written record lying around.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What kind of money would he have been making at the Baltimore Sun?

    $135,000 doesn't sound like a ton of money for someone in his role at either the paper or the University.
  10. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    That's a ton of money for a university lecturer. There are full professors in his department who make less than $100,000
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I probably didn't read the article closely enough. Didn't realize he was just a lecturer, not a full fledged professor.
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he sent her a message that said, "you're totally fucked if you pursue this as a career," and it was misunderstood?
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