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Great panel on analytics at ISOJ.

This weekend, I attended the wonderful International Symposium on Online Journalism at The University of Texas. It is put on by my friends and people I admire Rosental Alves, Amy Schmitz Weiss and a professional team that assists them. In its 15th year, ISOJ assembles the most innovative in professional and scholarly work in the […]

Thoughts and Impressions of SXSW 2014

A big group from TXST after Kiana's panel.

Reposted from Here we are, last day of SXSW. I’ve got a film to see this afternoon and a few music showcases, and then that’s it for 2014. Where did the time go? It seems like we just got started. But I’m also pretty exhausted and not sure how much more of this I […]

Success Over the Years with SXTXState

The circle of life of SXTXState. Kristin McCasland and Mairin Heard interview former SXTXState participant Dee Kapila in 2009.

As I wait in the SFO terminal to get my flight back to Austin for SXSW (if you read this blog, you know I’m spending the year at Stanford), I have a chance to reflect on the successes of our SXTXState project over the years. This is our seventh year covering it, and I am […]

Back At It At Stanford


It’s been a few weeks since I’ve checked in here. I spent a great Christmas vacation back in Austin in December, and we’ve already been back to school at Stanford for almost five weeks. Things continue to be going well, but I am getting the feeling that time is passing quickly, and I need to […]

Computer History Museum

The first Apple, signed by Woz. It was just a board. User had to supply their own keyboard, monitor.

Photos – What a blast I had at the Computer History Museum in Mountainview. They have so many artifacts in their collection. It helped string together some of the progression that is often difficult to see when you are in the midst of it. I worked for computer companies NCR Corporation and Compaq during the […]

Who’s the Weirdest of Them All?

Weird Sign in Portland

Taking a break from the tech talk and Stanford updates to discuss a very important issue – how does Portland compare to Austin? I have long wanted to visit Portland, and this past weekend, I finally got my chance. I was very excited to check out this city depicted in the hilarious Portlandia series and […]

Another TXST Alum Accepts Position at NYT

Here I am pictured with some of our illustrious alumni during a visit to NYC this summer. Jessie Spielvogel, Jackie Baylon, Maira Garcia and Rebecca Ambrose.

So, enough about me. Since I have been at Stanford, all I have done is talk about myself, my project and my temporary move out west. Today, I have some great news to share with you regarding Texas State graduates. We have another one of our recent alumni going to work at The New York […]

Disrupt Your Life

Knight Director Jim Bettinger introduces winemaking expert Jim Lapsley at Gundlach Bundschu winery

There are a few topics that have been on my mind lately, so I am going to break things up into two posts. I will first give you an update on what’s been going on with the general fellowship activities and how I am feeling about the whole experience. My next post will be on […]