Posted on June 10, 2014
At a journalism education conference in Canada recently, it appears media economics scholar Robert Picard gave a stirring keynote address. Stirring as in “stir things up!” He began by reminding the audience that journalism and the media environment… Read More
Posted on March 10, 2013
My college roommate majored in computer science, and I majored in journalism. I’m not saying the journalists of the world have to become what she became — a systems analyst. But my roommate could (and still can) write standard English correctly, grammatically. She can communicate clearly. Her writing skills helped her rise in her profession. She wouldn’t know how to write a news story about a school board meeting, but in many situations in her jobs when writing was necessary, she could get that done quickly and well. It gave her an edge. It made her a better manager. It helped keep her projects on track.
For journalists in 2013, code starts to look more like that. Someone has even said: “In the digital age that we all live in, you are essentially illiterate if you can’t code.”
Posted on March 5, 2013
So that’s how I’m going to start — with something simple and basic that you should understand.
Posted on February 10, 2013
My university played host this weekend to several dozen journalism educators and some very wonderful working journalists. They all came to the Journalism Interactive conference to share what they know and learn new things about digital media and… Read More
Posted on August 31, 2012
In a graduate-level course, like many educators, I require students to make presentations to the class. A while back, I forbade the use of PowerPoint — or any other slides — during the presentation. However, students must find,… Read More