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Today, I'm a writer and a technologist. It amuses me to remember that I was once considered a hopeless Luddite. When I look back on that time, I see a young and frustrated journalist, worried about her future.
Last week's news contained some factual errors that merit correction. However, researching a subject can get in the way of achieving the ratings usually attained through sensationalizing falsehood and ignorance.
After the appearance of my October Huffington blog, "Why Study the Arts and the Humanities?," I have often been asked the question, "What can someone ...
Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...
The last decade has been a painful reminder of a qualitative shift in which journalists, in their responsibility of 'getting the story out,' have become 'legitimate' targets in war.
Apparently, I can now sit at my desk, type in a few hashtags, search a few well-known (and not-so-well-known) of the world's Twitterati, and compile a story that consists almost entirely of other people's online musings. Since when did this become journalism?
Blogs, tweets and Facebook posts couldn't have the profound influence they have rightfully earned in our new and diverse marketplace of ideas without a robust freedom to debate, to challenge, and even to be outrageous. So it's hardly surprising that when a congressional debate about protecting confidential sources mentions blogs, it touches a nerve.
"I wish I could write like that," I would think whenever I heard him. I wish I could know the world like that. I wish I could make you feel like you were right here, just like he could. He let you into his world and by extension, the world at large.
She could walk the halls of power with ease, but she never forgot that what happened in those halls affected the lives of marginal people without her access, people struggling for prison reform, combatting domestic abuse, or seeking immigration justice.
In my thirty years as a teacher, one thing I learned is that everyone -- policymakers, administrators, parents, philanthropists -- are looking for the magic key to improving education.
Why would a loaded geek, deep into Silicon valley dreams, venture out into the media world, especially around the time when media houses are collapsing like a house of cards?
The mainstream media's greatest failure has been its members' inability to acknowledge this reality. Over and over, no matter what the issue, journalists create a sense of false equivalence between positions that rest on data and logic and those that don't.
We've learned, the hard way, that some nonprofits are really good at telling a really good, heart-rending story. Turns out that they aren't really good at helping anyone who needs help.
I want to find ways to convert mainstream readers into engaged citizens. I think there's more that can be done in this space, and I'm eager to explore the possibilities.
Real-time social media are transforming marketing and public relations. I recently visited two firms in Chicago that are responding to the need for speed within the flow of online conversation.