Online News Association conference 2014

Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.

Twitter milestone: 9,000 followers

Sometime recently, this happened: This is not a lot (especially not when you look at others like Jay Rosen, who has the coveted blue check mark), but it’s nice. The last time the odometer rolled over was in… Read More

Setting up a private blog for group editing

When you have a free blog, you can make it private, limiting it to only people you select. You can also allow multiple authors, editors, or a mix of roles on a free¬† blog, whether it is… Read More

Journalism education: There is no spoon

At a journalism education conference in Canada recently, it appears media economics scholar Robert Picard gave a stirring keynote address. Stirring as in “stir things up!” He began by reminding the audience that journalism and the media environment… Read More

Teaching online journalism in South Africa

Thanks to an invitation from the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, I was awarded a Mellon Scholar-in-Residence fellowship. I’ve been in Grahamstown, South Africa, since May 30. Here are some things I have learned… Read More

Introducing the HTML5 canvas element

In a Web coding class, in which students work with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, they should also have some exposure to the canvas. Here are the materials I’ve developed for a basic introduction: PowerPoint (on Slideshare): Introduction to… Read More

What journalism students need to learn now

Is blogging still relevant to journalism? This is one of the questions Mark Briggs is considering as he¬†begins work on the third edition of his popular textbook Journalism Next. In his blog post, he listed the following chapters:… Read More