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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More