Thanks for inviting me to speak with your class. This post includes a reading list for some of the topics we covered as well as links to the tools and resources I cited in my presentation. Please post any comments/questions if you have them. My deck is linked as a PDF below as [...]
The Fukushima Daichi story, one that portends a disaster (whether or not it is classified as a disaster is not in question, but rather stories about ‘worst’ and ‘growing’ fears of a more dramatic meltdown event), has far eclipsed the incredible human toll of the Japanese Tsunami.
I’ve been invited to lecture on convergence media at Southern Media Corporation in Guangzhou, China this June. I’m beginning to pull on some of the resources I have throughout my media contacts so don’t be surprised if I drop you a line to contribute to the deck I’m working on.
This should be a [...]
It’s not – at least yet. This is analysis, not a normative or cautionary statement. It’s also not the only future that could play out: there must be other, better options.
What would happen if the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a 40+ year survivor of many political designs on its existence, were finally fatally [...]
One of the major challenges we wanted to tackle with the PBS News project is how we syndicate rich stories. Not multimedia packages, not playlists, and certainly not ‘rich’ articles, but visually compelling, narrative-true structures of content.
For our big move to the west coast, Morgan and I decided to shoot at least every 100 miles to built out a geoblog of our adventure. We didn’t have as much time as we would have wanted, but this helped capture just a bit of the beauty and diversity we saw driving across this [...]
In Yochai Benkler’s Toward a Political Economy of Information, he examines the prospective impact of a shift from what he calls an “industrial information economy” to a “networked information economy.” In this networked economy, the centralized production and distribution of information is challenged as networked individuals connect as engage users that actively participate in, create [...]
D.C.: No jail time for Arenas handgun folly
Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas was spared jail time Friday for his D.C. Verizon Center locker room antics in which he pretended to shoot teammates while in possession of multiple handguns, a violation of the district’s strict gun regulations.
Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a [...]
As part of the discovery phase for an upcoming project, I put together an analysis of public television stations and their web experiences around public affairs. If public TV can mobilize together, there are potentially huge opportunities to harness the boots-on-the-ground quality of the system. With over 60% of stations already producing some public affairs [...]
Technological advancements of the past few decades have fundamentally changed the social culture of learning. Mobile phones, personal computers, wireless Internet, satellite TV and radio, mp3 players, DVDs, smartphones — these innovations have changed the way people live and the way society interacts. With this change comes a responsibility for educators [...]
As part of PBS’ “App Days” we’re working to craft an application that can query and return data from OpenCalais, the Reuters semantic web service. It’s returns may not be perfect, but the natural language analysis is impressive and its ability to catalog proper nouns will provide a huge leg-up [...]
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