Smarter(5): A list for journalism students

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6 Proposals for Journalism Education Today

I’ve spent a huge amount of time┬áthis year thinking about and working on journalism curriculum. From developing and teaching a four-week program to train journalism educators in Africa in the practice of online journalism, to helping with a… Read More

Online video, audiences, sharing: Putting it all together

I thought about titling this post “Another stupid way news sites waste time and effort by failing to understand the Web and how people use it,” but I thought maybe that was far too broad, since it covers… 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

Online video still growing, gaining viewers

Just because comedy or humorous videos are the most popular among U.S. adults (source) does not mean journalists should wring their hands and despair about public tastes. What’s more important, I think, is that among people who have… Read More

Two good books for learning JavaScript, jQuery

Since about March this year, I’ve been searching for a few good, clear books to recommend to journalists and students who are interested in learning to use jQuery — with an eye toward getting ready for HTML5. You… Read More

iPhone, iPad, mobile Internet: Can we see the future?

As I follow the continuing discussion about the so-called death of Flash, the changes HTML5 will certainly bring, and what lies ahead for journalism, I find myself asking these questions: Of all U.S. Internet users, what percentage will… Read More