Q&A: Rusty Lewis on CMN’s new business model

Q&A: Rusty Lewis on CMN’s new business model. It just hit me: College Publisher inadvertently made it cost-effective to hire a developer and host it yourself. Student publications who don’t, and instead pay $2K/year for a terrible CMS while also donating their advertising revenue to CMN, aren’t long for this world. I can’t believe College Publisher […]

Ev Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info

Ev Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info. According a co-founder of Twitter, “what’s ‘dead’ is the original model of the web, which was completely distributed and decentralized.” Instead, large corporations will own huge tracts of land of which netizens sharecrop small plots. The corporation will control how the community operates and how […]

Ian Bogost on Newsgames

Ian Bogost on Newsgames. What most forms of traditional media aren’t good at are showing how things work, and that’s exactly what video games are great for. Must listen.

Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell on the future of software

The biggest thing for the near future is auto-cars, which will change everything… The costs are there right now. The Google car actually was cost-effective. Think of no traffic congestion, highways that can hold 30 times as much traffic. Half the energy costs. It just goes on and on. The only issue is how powerful […]

Thoughts on Twitter (as it applies to education)

Susie Bartel, a University of Oregon journalism student in Feature Writing 1, is writing an article about instructors using Twitter as a part of their curriculum. She requested I offer my opinion on Twitter as it applies to education. The questions are hers via email; I thought I’d respond on my blog so she could […]

Interview with Rusty Lewis on sale of College Media Network

Interview with Rusty Lewis on sale of College Media Network. Bryan Murley gets the details on the recent transfer of ownership to Access Networks. It sounds like time to delivery was a major friction point at MTVu, and this will enable them to be more nimble.

Public Media Collaborative != Portland Media Lab

Both, however, are highly complementary projects to increase media fluency that will be able to build off each other in many ways. On Friday afternoon, I had the chance to connect with Susan Mernit of Many Hats, Inc. for the very first time and Cornelius Swart of the Portland Sentinel and Portland Media Lab. I’ve […]

Interview with Cornelius Swart of the Portland Media Lab

Cornelius Swart, Publisher of the Portland Sentinel, talks about the takeaways from this morning’s journalism sessions at BarCamp Portland, introduces the ideas behind the Portland Media Lab, and presents one reason why he’s optimistic for the future of news and journalism in Portland. Learning about the Portland Media Lab on Thursday personally made my day. […]

Ryan Knutson on J school and optimism

Ryan Knutson on J School and Optimism from Daniel Bachhuber on Vimeo. I had the opportunity to get lunch today with Ryan Knutson (@UOknutson), a former colleague at the Daily Emerald that I respect and consider a friend. He’s several weeks away from graduating with a double major at the University of Oregon’s School of […]