Today’s my birthday, and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than by sharing it. This morning, I discovered four inspiring campaigns while browsing Kickstarter per my usual cups of coffee — a regular habit of mine in the new year. Each project includes a great idea, some passion, and an innovative approach […]
The TED2013 speaker lineup has been announced and the selections are surprising and refreshing as always. TED2013 will take place February 25 – March 1 in CA — live-streaming is available with a TED Live membership ($995 for individuals). Until then, take a peek at some of the speakers I’m most looking forward to and […]
The Dart Center has a host of resources and tips for journalists tasked with covering tragedy. Below is an excerpt of some of those resources: Reporter Dave Cullen’s lessons from a decade of reporting on the Columbine attacks. A self-study unit on covering terrorism. A compilation of journalist-to-journalist advice. Professor Meg Moritz shares four lessons on covering school shootings. Quick tips […]
MediaShift has a good article covering J-school trends from 2011: “5. The Rise of the Journo-Programmer. An ambitious hybrid of journalist and computer scientist is what some have in mind as part of the future of journalism. As Columbia was launching its dual-degree masters in journalism and computer science (more), Northwestern last winter announced a $4.2 million Knight News Innovation Lab run by […]
Drone Journalism: Links, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism at the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
“When the Arab Spring demonstrations were under way in Egypt’s Tahrir Square and reports were streaming out through Twitter and Facebook and text messages and cellphone videos, it was easy to feel superior to the Egyptian government. How could they not realize that information can no longer be contained by blockades or even internet blackouts when […]
“8. … but looks can be everything: Good design still really matters. Something like this guide to the senior civil service (designed by Guardian graphic artist Jenny Ridley), or who knows who in the News of the World phone hacking affair (produced by journalist James Ball and designer Paul Scruton) work because they’re designed, not by machine, but by humans who understand the […]
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is embarking on a campaign it’s calling “$100 for 100 Years” to celebrate and honor the association’s upcoming centennial. Donations will help fund the James Tankard Book Award, Emerging Scholars Research Program and other efforts in media education, research and service TBD. In the honor of full disclosure, […]