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

What I read this week

I spent Saturday morning closing tabs in my browser. Here’s what was interesting and good. Local news Charting the years-long decline of local news reporting Paul Farhi March 26, 2014 “[L]ocal news has become a tough sell, especially… Read More

Smarter(9): A list for journalism students

Zeynep Tufekci: Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release. Public radio journalist Stan Alcorn asks: Is This Thing On? (“Audio never goes viral.”) Freepress.net: The Net Neutrality Court Case Decoded.

Smarter(8): A list for journalism students

Callie Schweitzer: How David O. Russell Made Me a Journalist. Matthew Mullenweg: The Intrinsic Value of Blogging. Steve Buttry: You don’t tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them.

Top 10 posts of 2013: Teaching online journalism

In case you missed them, here are links to the posts on this blog that were viewed most often in the past year, according to the stats provided by WordPress. Only three on the list are from 2013… Read More

Smarter(7): A list for journalism students

National Geographic: 2013 Year in Review. Elise Hu: Tomorrow’s metric for news is action. Michael Wolff: Even the New York Times can’t resist going lowbrow with native advertising.