Whitney Goss Visit

Former student Whitney Goss visited with my Web Design class at TX State. She had some great advice for students entering the PR field with WebberMcJ in Austin. She talked about the need to understand all types of communication – journalism, advertising and PR. And, she said that knowing and keeping up with social media …

Some Mass Comm Week Reflections

Photo by Colter Ray Just wanted to start to capture some reflections from our Mass Comm Week at TX State. First, I’ll talk generally about the blog. Later, I’ll do a post about issues with using Ustream for live video. Last year, during Mass Comm Week, students in my Multimedia Journalism course blogged about the …

What's Up With Me?

You might ask…I’ve been lax at blogging here, not because I don’t want to or like to. But, I’ve just been swamped.  I’m teaching my two Web design courses (Web Design and Publishing for undergrads and Multimedia Production for grad students). They are working on their third project, really the second complete Web site (first …

Thinking about Journalists as Programmers

So, I’m thinking a lot about this idea of Programmer/Journalist, Journalist/Programmer, Journalist/Developer, Hacker/Journalist and the 6th W (Web, according to Brian Boyer he’s a new programmer student at the Medill journalism program). I want to do some research in this area, maybe visit with NY Times, possibly visit Medill. Talk to these folks about what …