Posted on July 28, 2018
Most of my work time is now spent writing code tutorials for journalism students and making videos for them.
If you want to follow my recent work, I suggest:
- Follow me on Twitter: @macloo
- Follow my professional page on Facebook: mmjournalist
- Follow me on Medium: @macloo
- Follow me on Github: @macloo
- Check out my recent courses > here. You’ll find links to assignments, tutorials and readings on the Course Schedule page of each syllabus, which is actually a WordPress site.
- More YouTube videos on the new Intro to Web Apps channel.
You can easily find my work email address if you Google me and my place of employment.
If you’re working for one of those spam shops that wants to write posts on this blog, or get me to post a link to your spammy blog posts, please don’t bother.
Posted on October 19, 2014
First, the story linked above is “To Siri, With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.’s With Apple’s Siri,” published in The New York Times on Oct. 17. I saw links to the story everywhere. I didn’t feel like reading it until I saw a discussion about it earlier today: Read More
Posted on September 21, 2014
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 June 2013 (8,000 followers).
Recently I switched from HootSuite to TweetDeck. Liking it a lot.
5,000 milestone: 2011
3,000 milestone: 2010
1,000 milestone: 2009
Joined Twitter: March 2007
Posted on August 24, 2014
Say you’re a journalist now working for a newspaper. You know your job is anything but secure.
I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of firings. There were three strong consensus answers: first, get good at understanding and presenting data. Second, understand how social media can work as a newsroom tool. Third, get whatever newsroom experience you can working in teams, and in launching new things.
Posted on June 15, 2014
When you have a free WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com blog, whether it is private or public.
Here’s what I learned by setting up a private blog that gave editing privileges to several users: Read More