Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD's annual Children's Book of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

An 'F' in history

| Research group says higher education does a lousy job of training citizens
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/27/07, 12:00 am

Once again, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute of Wilmington, Del., has determined that higher education does a lousy job of training American citizens. Exhibit A is its latest 60-question, multiple-choice test on American history and government, international relations, and market economy.

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Modesty ablaze

| Author Wendy Shalit hopes to make modesty stylish
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/15/07, 12:00 am

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Shock reporters

| Controversy surrounds recent series of articles in The New Republic
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/25/07, 12:00 am

About 40 years ago, Tom Wolfe defined the limits of "gonzo journalism": exaggerated, subjective, and highly stylized, though mostly factual. Many have felt called to its style but only a handful have succeeded.

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