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Archive for September, 2008

Map Allows Journalists to View Environmental Hotspots

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

This from the International Journalists’ Network:
Environmental journalists worldwide can now use a 3D-environmental Web site launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Google Earth to monitor environmental hotspots and the impact of climate change on the planet, and highlight this information in their stories.
The site allows users to look closely at more than 200 [...]

New Blog Finds, Interprets New Media Scholarly Research

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Serena Carpenter has launched her Online Journalism blog, and it worth bookmarking. Carpenter, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has the rare ability to use new media applications and at the same time do serious new media scholarship.
Here is what she says at her new blog:
Not [...]

Kids and Video Games: No Slouches on Couches

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

This just in from a MacArthur Foundation press release:
The first national survey of its kind finds that virtually all American teens play computer, console, or cell phone games and that the gaming experience is rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement. The survey was conducted by [...]

Ruth Ann Harnisch: Journalists Must Map Own Careers

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The old board game Careers has some lessons that individual journalists, who are worried about their futures, might consider. That’s just one piece of advice I plucked from a phone conversation I had this morning with Ruth Ann Harnisch, president of the Harnisch Family Foundation, which is helping underwrite our Representative Journalism project in Northfield, [...]

Twitter Founder Dumps Nose Ring; Talks Money, Journalism

Monday, September 15th, 2008

In 140 Characters:
Twitter Founder Q&A at Addresses value to journalism & business, and why he dumped nose ring