A. Adam Glenn

A. Adam Glenn is associate professor, interactive, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and a longtime digital journalist and media consultant. Connect with him on Facebook or LinkedIn, and follow his Twitter feed. This monthly column draws liberally from conversations about digital journalism teaching practices on the online educators Facebook group of the Online News Association. The ONA Facebook group is currently a closed group but you can view ongoing conversations (see our group Q&A tracker), or join in via ONA membership.

by A. Adam Glenn

The work of a unique gathering in New York last winter, aimed at helping media and communities find better ways to face climate risk, was captured in this four-and-a-half-minute video report by program organizer AdaptNY. Pipe cleaners, putty and plastic toys are not the usual newsroom paraphenalia. But on this particular day, in one ad-hoc […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

The wreckage of Superstorm Sandy, which a year ago blew through the East Coast of the United States, was not limited to the dozens of lives it took or the tens of billions in property damage it cost. Sandy also left behind a news media puzzling over how to provide sustained coverage of a complex, […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — A catalog of pioneering mobile phone projects for news and information was the centerpiece of an informal discussion on the topic at the Future of News and Civic Media Conference at MIT on June 17. And while successful approaches appear to remain relatively few, with most overseas, the two dozen participants at […] more »

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It’s always tempting to be cutting edge by building custom web publishing tools for a new web site (See Ryan Sholin’s recent Exploring a Range of Development Options post, in which he mentions he’ll be custom coding his new ReportingOn site). But as “pseudo-geek” online journalists ourselves, we’ve found real benefits to using off-the-shelf content […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

It might seem a good starting point for building virtual community when people already know each other in the real one. But for Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker, we’ve been surprised to find that doesn’t seem so true. For many potential users of our online group blog and forums, the risks of speaking about a controversial […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

When I,Reporter launched Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker last summer, we knew from meetings with Boulder city officials that they were planning their own web site to promote the city’s unique greenhouse gas reduction initiative. Not only didn’t that stop us, it encouraged us. There are obvious reasons for the existence of a journalistic site like […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

When Boulder, Colo., voters passed the nation’s first municipal “carbon tax” last fall, it was an engraved invitation for me and my partner Amy Gahran at citizen journalism outfit I, Reporter. As long-time veteran environmental journalists with years of online experience, we’ve been on the look-out for ways to explore participatory journalism’s potential on a […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

One of the big lessons we’ve learned in just a few months into the Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker project is the enormous challenge of getting community members to think of themselves as journalists. more »