Archive for August, 2011

Final Project

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 8, 2011 by michaeldwells

Show and Sell

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Homework Week 3: Life in the Newsroom

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 1, 2011 by michaeldwells

Week three and we’re given a new perspective on our challenge. Shazna Nessa presented a clear and candid portrait of life as a hacker in a modern newsroom. It was a picture of compromise and politics but also of the great opportunity that being in such a position at a time like this affords. This impression was reinforced by Oliver Reichenstein who had some invaluable tips for navigating newsroom politics.

On Wednesday, Mohamed Nanabhay talked extensively about the the impressive advances being made in Al Jazeera’s online department. Of particular interest was their work around citizen journalism. It is encouraging to hear of a major broadcaster having such an enthusiastic approach to the subject. Continue reading