I took a day off this past work week from my reporting duties to wear my hat as the JURIST journalist-in-residence on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
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I am the only non-lawyer or non-Ph.D. that has been asked to be the JURIST journalist-in-residence. What I lack in credentials I try to make up by passing on lessons learned in the school of hard knocks, including my experiences over the past 15 years on social media.
I told the JURIST team that my news organization, the Voice of America, does not permit me to opine and any attempt at humor online would likely be too subtle for my intended overseas audiences, composed of non-native speakers of English, thus I try to stick to the facts while providing a bit of color and context.