No one does it alone

From StoryCorps and NPR:

“As soon as we got into the school, the principal was calling the roll. He said, ‘Bill Weaver,’ and I said, ‘My name is William.’ And he said, ‘Oh, you’re a smart N-word.’ I’d been in school maybe 30 minutes and he suspended me,” Weaver, 67, says, while recounting his first day at school during a recent visit to StoryCorps.

Weaver, who is now the chief of surgery at Fayetteville VA Medical Center in North Carolina, says he doesn’t remember a day that a teacher didn’t tell him that he “didn’t belong.”

Journalism training opportunity in Knoxville in October

From the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters president Whit Adamson:

The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins will be conducting an Electronic Journalism Seminar for radio and television on Saturday, October 7 in Knoxville. Time and location TBA.

The program will include sessions on “Telling the Story”, “Cool Tools of the Trade”, and “Critical Thinking in Today’s World”. King & Ballow’s Doug Pierce will be on the program to discuss today’s social media liability and the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s (TCOG) Deborah Fisher will tell us the latest changes in government transparencies.