Tag: blogging

by Simon Owens

Two years ago, journalist Clive Thompson was duped by an erroneous Wikipedia edit. On the day Yahoo had announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would ascend the throne as CEO of the struggling company, Thompson visited her Wikipedia article and discovered, much to his shock, that Mayer had five biological children. This fact, he later […] more »

by Simon Owens

After his firing from CNN, Chez Pazienza spent several years adrift, unable to find steady work. In 2008, Pazienza, then a producer for CNN’s “American Morning,” was called into the office of his boss and, as he recounted later, informed that his name had been “attached to some, uh, ‘opinionated’ blog posts.” Unbeknownst to his superiors until […] more »

by Peg Achterman

Each semester, many of us ship our students outward toward internships. We hope they are headed to places that will treat them with respect, to managers who will teach them, to environments where they can learn the business and get a sense of what they want to do and what they don’t want to do. I’ve […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Going Google: Lessons learned from rolling out 1200 Chromebooks (Brandon Phenix / EdSurge) 2. Will MOOCs undermine top business schools, or help them? (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Podcast: Copyright in online education (Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Education) [AUD] 4. Online Smithsonian courses show MOOC market may be a […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Medium was created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in 2012, with the mission of helping good writing “find the right audience.” After launch, the platform was initially invite-only to reinforce that Medium is a place for quality scribes and has received praise for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. Since then, the […] more »

by Andrew Giles Buckley

Only days before the production crew for “Hit and Run History” was to board a flight to Africa, I got a message over Facebook: “Bring plenty of bug spray.” The year prior, we had taken on the story of the Columbia Expedition — the first American voyage around the world. With the rapid changes in digital […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why we need a better conversation about the future of journalism education (Poynter) 2. A cheatsheet to the Education Innovation Summit (EdSurge) 3. Journalism’s decline boosts j-schools (Crain’s) 4. Students question the price, necessity of graduate journalism programs (NYU News) Get the weekly Journalism Education Roundup email from MediaShift more »

by Julie Keck

1. Confirmed: Elsevier has bought Mendeley for $69-$100 million to expand its open, social education data efforts (TechCrunch)   2. Blogging in the 21st-century classroom (Edutopia)   3. Steve Coll surprises Columbia J-school faculty with talk of a two-year program (Capital)   4. Coursera announces revenues from accredited certificate program (Inside Higher Ed) 5. The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 6 top tips for handing a social media crisis (memeburn) 2. Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on crowdsourcing and creativity – Podcast (GigaOm) 3. Success of music streaming apps like Spotify means less money for musicians (NYT) 4. “In death, Swartz has become a political martyr for the cause he championed in life: making scientific and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google celebrates a $50 billion year (Guardian) 2. Twitter makes embeddable tweets faster, “more engaging” (memeburn) 3. A new ‘Bill of Rights’ for online students (Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Study says 1 out of 3 people feels worse after visiting Facebook (Reuters) 5. How to crowdfund your journalism project (10,000 Words) Subscribe to […] more »