I’m at the Nieman conference (full name: Telling True Stores in Turbulent Times: 2009 Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism) this weekend; I’ll be Twittering from the panels I attend. If you’re interested in such topics as online story models and narrative criticism (don’t let the names fool you; the talks have been interesting!), you can follow me here; for the group perspective, you can follow the running summary of the conference’s panels, from all Twittering attendees, here.
09:00 AM - March 21, 2009
‘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.