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SOPA & PIPA Blackout

January 18, 2012


I oppose the proposed SOPA & PIPA legislation currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Samuel Adams and many others would also oppose this legislation. It’s the antithesis of everything our Constitution and Bill of Rights represents and protects. Resources You’ll find excellent infographics and links to ways to […]

Storify Compilation of 2010-11 Academic Year: JMC Reconnect

September 2, 2011


Some highlights of the JMC 2010-11 academic year, as reflected in this Twitter stream maintained by Sheree Martin, assistant professor, journalism and mass communication. “ Samford High School Journalism Workshop Set for September 8 : // Expecting between 250 & 300 in attendance. JMCReconnect September 2, 2011 “ Washington Post Sports Columnist Jason Reid […]

Sunday Sign: Joseph Pulitzer Memorial

August 28, 2011


I recently spent four nights in St. Louis for the annual meeting of the Association of Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, an unwieldy name for a group better known among its members as AEJMC. My inner lawyer geek  wanted to visit The Old Courthouse, site of the Dred Scott trial. The case has a […]

Alabama Social Media Association: The Junto for Social Media

July 12, 2011


Earlier this year, several of my friends and professional acquaintances recognized the need for a professional organization committed to sharing knowledge and best practices in the realm of social media for business and nonprofit purposes. They showed initiative and established the Alabama Social Media Association, Inc., or ALsocme, for short. One of Benjamin Franklin’s greatest […]

The foundation for productivity

June 9, 2011


This month, the Carnival of Journalism topic is “LifeHacks.” Specifically, the question asks: What are your life hacks, workflows, tips, tools, apps, websites, skills and techniques that allow you to work smarter and more effectively? Although I use a lot of cutting edge tech tools, platforms and apps, in my work and personal life, when […]

Resources for Teaching Multimedia Journalism

January 31, 2011


I’m accumulating so much information on how to incorporate multimedia into a variety of courses (journalism, PR, etc.) that I decided to periodically post here to create an archive of links: From Poynter (Katy Culver, 1/31): How journalism educators can integrate more multimedia into their teaching. If delicious goes away, at least I’ll have some […]

The importance of quality journalism

April 20, 2010


The following (shown as a quotation) is the full text of a lengthy comment I submitted to the blog, Occam’s Razr in response to Ike’s post about whether Birmingham is ready for an online newspaper. As [John] Archibald points out, a properly-functioning democracy depends on voters who are informed about issues (and, I would add, […]