Thursday, May 20, 2004

Not that Bob Woodward

A former student pays tribute to Drake University journalism professor Bob Woodward, who is retiring, in Knot Magazine. Woodward helped Jennie Dorris create the magazine five years ago, and she remembers fondly his teaching methods, with an anecdote I appreciate:
It was unfailing: with each class that passed through the college, Woodward would sniff out the unsatisfied hell-raisers and take them under his wing. He'd encourage our rebellion and then slap the AP style guide in our face. After countless emails from him correcting AP style rules, I found that rebellion is better when all its words are spelled correctly.
Hear, hear.


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