New dean talks journalism on ‘MTSU On the Record’ ...

New dean talks journalism on ‘MTSU On the Record’ (+VIDEO)

A recent edition of “MTSU On the Record” delvde into the topics of journalism, the recording industry and electronic media communication.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Ken Paulson, new dean of MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and president of the First Amendment Center in Nashville, aired earlier this month on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their entire conversation here and watch an excerpt below.

“I think what we’ve lost sight of in this rush to technology and cutting-edge concepts,” Paulson said of mass communication education, “is … to teach ethics with the same passion we may have had at one point.”

Paulson, who was on the team of journalists who founded USA Today in 1982, served as editor-in-chief of USA Today from 2004 to 2009. He previously managed newsrooms in Westchester County, N.Y.; Green Bay, Wis.; Bridgewater, N.J.; and at Florida Today in Brevard County, Fla. He is now a columnist on USA Today’s board of contributors and writes about First Amendment issues and the news media.

A member of The Recording Academy and a former music journalist, Paulson is active in the Nashville music community, serving as vice chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, a member of the Music City Music Council convened by Mayor Karl Dean and a Leadership Music board and executive committee member.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.