Smarter(6): A list for journalism students

Refuge: 18 stories from the Syrian exodus. Scott Klein: Scooped by code. Nathan Yau: Data and visualization year in review, 2013.

HTML and CSS Resources for Teaching

Every year around this time, I update the resources I use in teaching my advanced online design class. I know there are a million lists like these online. I try to keep mine short, simple and current. Also,… Read More

Teaching HTML and CSS to journalism students

I’ve been looking at the open-source course materials for Web Design 1, from the WaSP InterACT curriculum project. I think these materials can easily be adapted for use in a journalism curriculum. The idea is to acquaint our… Read More

Top Teaching Online Journalism posts: Past 6 months

According to Google Analytics, this is what you’ve been reading here (from Dec. 1, 2009, up to today): 21 examples of Flash journalism A few words about digital audio recorders Now printable! Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency Recording… Read More

Tips for HTML5, part 6: A look at CSS3

Although I hear there are still some journalism programs where CSS is not taught, I’m going to assume that all those Luddites are working on bringing their design and presentation curriculum into the 21st century. CSS is essential… Read More

Two good books for learning JavaScript, jQuery

Since about March this year, I’ve been searching for a few good, clear books to recommend to journalists and students who are interested in learning to use jQuery — with an eye toward getting ready for HTML5. You… Read More

Tips for HTML5, part 5: A closer look at selected tags

Most journalism students need to know only the bare minimum about HTML and how it works. For years I have been saying they need to know about 10 basic tags and not much more. That’s probably going to… Read More