The WaPo reports on the plight of Obama’s tech-savvy staffers…who, yesterday, found themselves consigned to offices that are, technology-wise, so 1998. Not good. On the bright side, though, (kinda), the staff members’ riches to rags tech transition yielded what has to be one of the best quotes of the day, courtesy of Obama spokesman Bill Burton: “It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari.”
03:11 PM - January 22, 2009
Elegy of the Day: For Digitized Staffers in an Analog World
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.