Hi, and welcome to my tech blog. I’m Cindy Royal, a professor of digital media at Texas State University in San Marcos. For the 2013-2014 academic year, I attended Stanford University on a Knight Journalism Fellowship.
I teach Web Design, Multimedia Journalism, and other courses that integrate tech skills and concepts. I am moving into the area of data visualization and programming. I started designing Web sites in 1997 with a concert review site, originally on an aol account, then at www.onthatnote.com. I had so much fun, that I decided to make a career out of it. I enrolled in the doctoral program at The University of Texas in the School of Journalism, studied the social implications of new media. Six short years later, I had phd in hand and a brand new career.
Before this, I had worked in a variety of mindless, non-challenging corporate positions at both NCR Corporation and Compaq Computer. Now, I have a great job where I get to work with students and engage with important topics. I decided to start this blog to record some of the aspects of teaching technology, discuss media trends, participate in active online discourse, and to chronicle my general career change.
Visit my Web site at www.cindyroyal.com for more info, and feel free to comment on posts here.
Thanks for reading,