Anthony Pesce

by Anthony Pesce

I’m happy to announce the availability of annotated wireframes for the Digital Newsroom portion of the Populous Project. The functionality, as eloquently described by Gary Kebbel at the Center for Future Civic Media Conference, is being able to “edit from the beach.” I’ll never forget that description because it elegantly describes the core of what […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

We’re chugging along over at Populous, and getting closer and closer to a public release of our CMS beta and demo. Right now we have an alpha of our CMS we’re using to test and get selected feedback on, and we still have a bit more refinement to do to get things up and running […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

I have an exciting, albeit brief, announcement to make about our progress on the Populous project (formerly known as the Community News Network). Today we publicly released all of our code, in alpha, on the social coding site GitHub. The entirely of our progress so far is there, which at this point is an extremely […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

An exit poll conducted Nov. 4 by the Daily Bruin suggests, unsurprisingly, that UCLA students received a substantial amount of information about the election from the Internet and social media sites. Eight hundred sixteen students were polled at five locations on and around campus, and we ended up with a margin of error of 3%. […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

Right now I’m attending a national conference in Kansas City (Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers) for student news organizations, and I must say I’ve been underwhelmed. There was a keynote yesterday afternoon from Rich Beckman, a professor at the University of Miami School of Communication. I think he started off strong, outlining where newspapers need […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

Yesterday I wrote about the financial troubles impacting some of the nation’s collegiate newspapers — the public struggles of the Daily Cal and the Daily Orange, and the less public struggles of many of the papers that are quietly looking to the future and worrying. I also mentioned a Chronicle of Higher Education article about […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

This is the first half of a two-part series on the financial challenges facing college newspapers, and what they can do to embrace the future. There was an interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today about the financial state of student newspapers. This is a topic of particular interest for me (I was […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

I was at a party the other day when I had an interesting experience with my iPhone. I tend to be a bit of a wallflower (read: antisocial) so usually when I’m in a large social setting like a party or a conference I tend to stand in the corner reading the New York Times […] more »