June Carnival of Journalism. A prompt I can get behind: What are your life hacks, workflows, tips, tools, apps, websites, skills and techniques that allow you to work smarter and more effectively?
To accommodate Entrepreneurial Journalism students, I moved my office hours to Thursday this week. It was scheduled for 5 pm, but no one showed up until 5:30 pm. This was a problem, as there was a rush at the end when I had to leave at 6:30 pm. Overall, three students showed up of the five expected.
Carnival of Fail – the next #Jcarn. The question: What failure have you personally seen, and what lessons did you tak away from it? Responses are due May 5th at 12 pm Pacific.
For the next three of four Monday evenings, I’m teaching Blogging Best Practices as a part of the continuing education series produced by the J-School and Baruch College. The total class time is six hours. Here’s its description: Anyone can create a blog, but what does it mean to blog well? This course will teach […]
Ask HN: How do I get programmers into the college newsroom? Matt asks the right people to ask. Also check out the thread in the CoPress Google Group.
The Populous Project is (was?) an open source, student news content management system which received $275,000 from the Knight Foundation’s 2008 News Challenge. It was supposed to be the panacea for college media, solve all of our College Publisher woes, and offered everything but the kitchen sink. CoPress talked to Anthony and Dharmishta a few […]
For those in the publishing world: if you could have a WordPress plugin that allowed you to export a post to any given format, what formats would those be? Furthermore, how would the data be structured for each format (e.g. RTF vs. Microsoft Word vs. PDF vs. NITF)? I’m thinking this might be a poor […]
Or time charts or whathaveyou. Three methods of visualizing activity on a given topic over time. Google News search result for “Apple” New Orleans police action after Katrina Ushahidi’s Github profile What are the best methods for visualizing information over time, and how do you measure its effectiveness in telling a more complete story to […]
What follows are a few of the questions that have been consuming a significant amount my brain cycles recently. This may or may not be a departure from what I might normally post, but I’d like to start using my web presence as a personal data store as much as a place to publish opinionated […]
Steven Johnson, with “The Glass Box and The Commonplace Book” (emphasis mine): But they have underestimated the textual productivity of organizations that are incentivized to connect, not protect, their words. A single piece of information designed to flow through the entire ecosystem of news will create more value than a piece of information sealed up […]