~Melanie Faizer, Lecturer – Web Journalism
It seems like many blog posts about cool apps focus either on the super obscure (Appademia’s 12-tone Matrix Generator) or the ones most people already have (Google Search). I love apps that are actually useful for everyone, but may not be so well-known. There are four that I absolutely LOVE right now. Three of them […]
~Ben Marrison, Editor of The Columbus Dispatch in interview with James C. Foust for the book “Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of News for the Web, 3rd Edition”
It’s amazing how things change when you get “older.” I’m not comfortable with old, yet. Wait till 30. Anyway, I actually chose to go on a super nerdy conference trip instead of go on the traditional spring break trip this year. And I loved it!
Social media, and the web in general, are playing a role in news-gathering on a local and national scale. For a social media class, I will be conducting a study, of sorts, on how local television news stations are using social media to interact with their audiences and using user-generated content in reporting and gathering news. I have lots of questions…. but no answers yet. Gotta start somewhere, right?
Undergraduate schooling is all about tests and memorization. Basically a test to make sure you know how to learn. Graduate school is very different. Projects and papers are the name of the game. Explaining that I know something and not picking the answer from a list of options is my preference and now I really get to start bringing my interests and skills to the table. Bring it on!
I’ve had a hard time explaining what I’m going to school for, and finally I’ve found the answer. Yes, I’ve been in school for a whole semester and I still didn’t know exactly how to verbalize why I am where I am. Better late than never?