It’s hard to beat the power of look-‘em-in-the-eyes personal contact for effective communication. However, that’s not always an option in our electronic-saturated culture. I was reminded of that in the last couple of weeks, thanks to a a couple of articles, Star Trek and a scam.
(RNS) — There’s a moment near the beginning of the documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” where producer Margy Whitmer muses, “We had a director who once said to me, if you take all of the elements that make good television and do the exact opposite, you have ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’: low production values, simple set, an unlikely star,” she said.
“Yet it worked, because it was saying something really important.”
(RNS) — A group of Christian college students has released a survey that suggests censorship of student publications is not uncommon at American Christian schools, with student editors alleging faculty and administrators wield broad editorial control over campus newspapers and sometimes kill stories before publication.