In the last few months, I’m seeing a larger number of projects come my way with a decidedly different tone: It’s too late. Climate change is here, it’s real, and we’ve waited too long to address it.
Macon Money, a Knight Foundation-funded social-impact game aimed at strengthening community ties and bolstering economic revitalization in Macon, Ga., got a writeup this week in the Nieman Journalism Lab blog. Interesting read that touches on civic engagement and media business models. Read the whole story
I’m announcing my intent to read a few more times, and then blog about, this paper: “Cultivating the Landscape of Innovation in Computational Journalism.”
The Letters of Note blog has a wonderful three-letter piece up today featuring E.B. White’s criticism of “sponsored content” in the magazine business and other print media (in response to a Xerox-sponsored feature in Esquire magazine), and a corresponding elegy to a free, independent press that serves the public.
“[I]t’s important to remember that the public is our primary stakeholder, and we wanted to emphasize that. It’s critical that we earn and preserve the trust of our sources and subjects of coverage, but it’s always most vital to tell the public what we know to be true.” —Matt Thompson, Editorial Product Manager at NPR
Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction is the latest NYT piece pondering the perplexing challenge of technology in modern society, this time with a focus on students. This is an endlessly fascinating topic to me, but I’m always very frustrated with what passes for journalism in these stories.
Dear Tara and Tyler, I don’t really know you. Sure, I went to high school with Tara, but its not like we were friends of the sort to keep in touch. But after following your beautiful, exciting adventures on your trip around the world — by bike, no less! — for months, I feel like I know you. Your blog (and, frankly, your whole website) are amazing. Thank you! — Celeste
“The media is very good at making itself seem like something other than a business (and there are a lot of problems with what business it does manage) — but if you realise that every edition, every issue, every article, every bulletin, every thing made by the media is a product, then you start to think differently about these situations.” — Bobbie Johnson
I’ve been neglecting this site for a while, so I thought I’d update anyone who happens to drop by with some details about what projects have been keeping me busy. Yesterday was Earth2Tech’s first conference, Green:Net, here in San Francisco. I moderated a panel on software, with Jeremy Jaech, the CEO of Verdiem; Richard Barber, […]