John Krull


John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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Years ago, the paper where I worked required all employees to go through “diversity training.”


P.T. Barnum said something about such folks. It went along the lines of there being one born every minute. Thousands of them will gather soon in Indiana.

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Through the centuries, it has been a place of refuge for weary and haunted souls. Many a troubled spirit has trudged to its doors and left them, burden lessened, with a quicker, easier stride.


We elect flawed and fallible human beings who must work with other flawed and fallible human beings to achieve the greatest good possible in this imperfect world. The sooner more of us acknowledge that, the happier we all will be.


We celebrate many things in this world, many of them noisy and attention-grabbing. But we don’t do enough to pay tribute to quieter things like acts of kindness and the simple art of friendship.

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