Portrait of a great communicator

Yesterday I watched a documentary video I had TiVo’d earlier from the Sundance Channel: Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight Unfortunately it’s not yet available on Netflix (?!), even though it was released last May. I recommend that… Read More

What’s your strategy for your online work?

Recently several students have asked me questions about what kind of content to put in their blogs. At the same time, I’ve heard a few random remarks to the effect of: “I just don’t get Twitter.” After reading… Read More

The post-print revolution continues

From Steven Johnson, writing April 20 in The Wall Street Journal, reflecting on an experience with his Kindle: I knew then that the book’s migration to the digital realm would not be a simple matter of trading ink… Read More

The 5 most annoying discussions

Journalist-blogger Alexandre Gamela (O Lago/The Lake) has completed a series of posts about five topics in online/digital journalism that he deems the most irritating: Is Twitter Journalism? Death of the Blogosphere Citizen Journalism Bloggers vs. Journalists The Death… Read More

What we now know about blogs

Technorati has released its always-interesting annual State of the Blogosphere report, and this year they surveyed 1,079 bloggers about their histories and current practices. Here are some tidbits I enjoyed: U.S. bloggers = 57 percent male (parity is… Read More

Social media, YouTube, and mwesch

I came up with a “reading” assignment for my grad students that would give us a good basis for a discussion about user-generated video. You can see it here: The mwesch Assignment (feel free to copy it). I… Read More

Geoffrey Hiller in Bangladesh

You may know Geoffrey Hiller’s name — he’s a photojournalist and multimedia producer who has worked all over the world (see his portfolio). His photography projects are beautiful and moving, but I also admire his dedication to learning… Read More