Coding. For Journalists?

Last week, the “should journalists learn to code?” question came up again. Due to work, commitments and life, I wasn’t able to make a comprehensive response at the time, other than a few Facebook comments and some retweets. Now, I will attempt to chime in on some things about this topic that are very important …

Disrupt Your Life

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 …

Hack the Curriculum at ONA13

Programming and Data – Hack the Curriculum Notes From Brainstorming Session October 18, 2013 ONA Atlanta At the Online News Association in Atlanta on Oct. 18, the Knight Foundation sponsored a Hack the Curriculum workshop with the goal of generating as many ideas as possible about the future of journalism curriculum. Participants included faculty, students …

Portrait of the Professor as Student

Well, I’ve been gone from Austin for more than a month now, and I am starting to get the swing of the CA lifestyle. I completed orientation, wrapping things up with a great tour of the beautiful Stanford campus and a dinner with some of the former fellows. I had my first week of classes …

Orientation

We started just a week and a half ago, but that seems like a lifetime. Since my last post, I have gotten to meet the fabulous fellows with which I will be spending the next year. I got a bike that I have been riding to campus every day. The weather started out a little …

Adventures and Challenges Ahead

If you know me, then it’s not news that I have temporarily relocated to Stanford for the academic year. I wrote about my being selected for the Knight Journalism Fellowship here, but that was way back in April when the thought of moving across country and leaving my beloved Austin was new and distant. Now, …

On Tech Entrepreneurs and News Orgs

Today, I finish up a summer session teaching two courses that deal with digital media concepts, trends and issues. So, it is fitting that yesterday’s news of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post comes just in time for one last discussion. The courses are Fundamentals of Digital/Online Media – now a required class by …

A Year at Stanford

  I found out today that I have been selected for the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford. I am beyond thrilled. This fellowship will allow me to work with the outstanding journalists from around the world who make up the rest of the fellowship class. My goal is to work on a program to …