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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 so far. Journalism education A journalism degree here can take three years or four. A student must […]

Advice for journalism educators in Africa

While I was attending the annual Online News Association conference a week ago, one of several great panels I sat in on was titled “From Earthquakes to Coups: Tools for Crisis Reporting.” I’ve been interested in crisis mapping and other crowdsourced efforts during disasters ever since I learned how valuable these were after the earthquake […]

America needs Al Jazeera English

I’m writing to highlight two excellent articles published this month about the international television news network based in Qatar: Why I Love Al Jazeera, by Robert D. Kaplan (The Atlantic) The Most Hated Name in News: Can Al Jazeera English cure what ails North American journalism? by Deborah Campbell (The Walrus) Al Jazeera English ought […]

Journalism and the poet, in Jamaica

Some months ago, when I had somehow been persuaded to fly to Los Angeles to participate in a nice event at the USC Annenberg j-school, I learned about a unique project commissioned by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. And then I forgot about it. And then I remembered, and I searched for it, but […]

Twitter, Mumbai, and 10 facts about journalism now

I think everyone knows that what’s happening in Mumbai is on Twitter, being updated live. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch wrote about it on Wednesday, and he has a nice screenshot in the post to show you what it looked like then. Flickr and Wikipedia also provided frequent updates from the ground. Arrington didn’t mention Global […]

Laptops for everyone: OLPC repeats ‘Give One, Get One’

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will send one Linux laptop to a child in a developing country if you pay for two. You’ll get one to keep. That’s mine, above, from December 2007. Click the image to see my complete set of unboxing photos. Related posts: The $200 Linux laptop, fully loaded Microsoft doesn’t want […]

Multimedia from Vietnam

Van Mon: A Forgotten Existence is a multimedia story reported and produced by Ehrin Macksey. I met Ehrin when he visited Florida last year; he lives in Hanoi, Vietnam, and makes his living there as a photographer and multimedia trainer. When I visited Vietnam in June, he was just trying out his new video camera, […]