Community 2.0

Yesterday, I wrote about the benefits that you receive by participating in a community. But, the term “community” implies both take and give, a two-way street. What can you do to give back to the community? Make comments on blog posts. Ask questions or provide references to related information. Bloggers love to get comments. Start …

A Word About Community

One of the things I have been talking to my students about lately is the importance of being part of a community. Many are graduating, looking for jobs. They’ve all heard about how important it is to “network,” but that word sometimes has a negative connotation, a bit scary and artificial. I prefer to talk …

Saturday at the Symposium

Saturday is for research. Scholars from around the globe converge on Austin today. George Sylvie of UT, talks about Long Tail theory as it relates to long distance users. Mary Dichard diligently takes notes. So does Cordula!

More Images From Friday

Large TX State contingency represents in Austin. Mary Dichard, Matt Slabaugh, and Jordan Viator have a lively discussion about online journalism. Lindsay Gaylord chats with SMU professor Rick Stevens and Ian Bogost of Persuasive Games. Grad students Dee Kapila, Philip Hadley, Kerri Battles, and Shane Tyree relax between panels. Mario Tascón of Prisacom, Dave Panos …

UT Online Journalism Symposium

Attending the UT Online Journalism Symposium today. They have a power-packed event, with editors from major publications like NY Times, Wall Street Journal, San Antonio Express News, Dallas Morning News, and many more. This event has grown over the past nine years from a small workshop with a few attending to a major spring destination. …