An editor’s advice to graduates: 2010

More than 200 students from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications participated in graduation ceremonies this morning.

The dean asked each faculty member to offer words of wisdom, which she read at graduation. Mine are below.

I was going to flesh the ideas out, but I decided graduation was a good time to let people fill in the blanks for themselves.

So, graduates, here you go:

Seek it out: If you want real answers, you have to ask real questions.

Look it up: You don’t want to look like a fool.

Speak up: Someone has to stop the spread of ignorance.

Lighten up: Accept your mistakes, laugh at yourself and watch more “Doctor Who.”

Speaking of which …

Doctor Who: The Best of David Tennant from Craig Byrne on Vimeo.

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  1. What is the statute of limitations on lower grades? I have a confession to make:

    During Kansan shifts, between doing proofs, I would watch episodes of Doctor Who.

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