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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JayPaterno

Articles by Jay Paterno

Great Moments in History on Social Media
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Great Moments in History on Social Media
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
@ThomasJefferson Congress accepted my 18th re-write-All men are created equal? Not so sure about some of these guys. @TheRealJFK Still can't believe someone got @JFK twitter tag first. @NeilArmstrong #OneSmallStep is trending worldwide -- Take that @KimKardashian. [Read More]
The Sleep of Reason, The Media and the Politics of Fear
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The Sleep of Reason, The Media and the Politics of Fear
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
It is possible that we are wading through a nightmare where reason and rational discourse have slept and we create monsters around every corner with every breaking news story. It's Ebola, ISIS, Vladimir Putin, Home-grown radicalized Muslim Terrorists, dangerous illegal immigrant children. [Read More]
Penn State's Border Wars in the Big Ten
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Penn State's Border Wars in the Big Ten
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
This week AND next Penn State football players face two border wars against teams that will for the foreseeable future be division foes in the Big Ten. [Read More]
Flip This Team?
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Flip This Team?
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There was a time when rivalries and traditions were valued and honored over money. Now everything is for sale. Naming rights to the stadium? No problem. Putting a corporate logo on the nets behind the goalposts? No problem. [Read More]
The Rule of Law or the Virtual Mob?
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The Rule of Law or the Virtual Mob?
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The rush to the moral high ground only occurs when there is a big enough target for the media to exhort its viewers, readers and followers to sharpen their virtual pitchforks and light their virtual torches on social media. [Read More]
Roger Goodell and The Media
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Roger Goodell and The Media
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The lightning strikes of the media generally are attracted to the highest object standing. We have seen this movie over and over again. [Read More]
Combating Sexual Assault on College Campuses
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Combating Sexual Assault on College Campuses
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I'm not advocating we lock down students or bring back "dorm mothers", nor am I advocating we turn back the hands of time to the "good old days." I'm stating that technology may be cheaper and more efficient but it isn't always better. [Read More]
The Culture of Ever-Escalating Outrage
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The Culture of Ever-Escalating Outrage
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The accessibility and immediacy of in-the-moment emotional outrage leads to expression of unfiltered anger often mistaken for rational reaction, rather than for what it is — a knee-jerk response to news that is all-too-often incomplete and inaccurate in its reporting. [Read More]
Take Me Out to The Ballpark
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Take Me Out to The Ballpark
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In the dugout before the game Lasorda decided that my brother Scott, a few months shy of his eighteenth birthday and a big kid, would be the bat boy. Scott was hesitant to be the bat boy but there was no telling Tommy Lasorda no. Kirk Gibson could not stop laughing. [Read More]
Derek Jeter: The End of an Era
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Derek Jeter: The End of an Era
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I'm a sucker for sports goodbyes. In 2005 I watched Jack Nicklaus cross the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews then birdie his last-ever British Open hole. I'll always remember Michael Jordan's last shot as a Chicago Bull. Tuesday night was one of those moments. [Read More]
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