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Letter to My Near-Graduate

Posted on April 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM

This is PHC Journalism Professor Dr. Les Sillars’s advice to senior Evie Fordham, who is about to start at The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Dear Evie,

You were pretty excited when you came up to...

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The Liberal Art That Wasn't: Why Journalism Matters

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Read Dr. Sillars' article for Touchstone Magazine here.

When I came to Patrick Henry College 16 years ago to teach journalism, I wasn’t quite sure where I fit at a liberal arts college. 

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Read PHC Grad Gracy Olmstead's New York Times Opinion on Localism

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 2:45 PM

"At a time in which many Americans feel disenfranchised, disillusioned and defenseless, [localism's] empowerment may act as a sort of balm," writes Gracy Olmstead in her April 11 opinion in the...

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Kathryn Blackhurst: A Surprising Voice in Politics

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Life has a funny way of surprising you. Kathryn (Kat) Blackhurst would be the first to say so. She has a huge smile sometimes hidden by swishing light brown hair, is a self-proclaimed sufferer of...

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Alicia McCartney: A Love for Teaching

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 9:48 AM

PHC Alumni Alicia McCartney, class of ‘14, was the kid on the block who wrote and designed newspapers to circulate to families and friends and has been writing and learning ever since.

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PHC Journalism Students Meet Emmy-Winning Journalist Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Dr. Les Sillars and his Political Journalism class had quite the field trip when they got to meet journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson in her home on March 15.

You may have seen Attkisson as a...

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