I know that computers have been writing articles for several years. I read all about it when it first started happening. I’ve heard of them producing sports stories and reports on earthquakes. A program can put together facts and words to form sentences. But create fiction or poetry? Can robots write artistically? Can they create the … More Media Monday: THE ROBOTS ARE WRITING
I am only a little ashamed that I spent all weekend binge watching Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Warning, if you haven’t watched you might find some spoilers in here. I’ve been watch the show since Season 1 where I was fascinated by the seedy world of politics and journalism that was … More Media Monday: House of Cards finally shows some fair journalists
Leading up to the Academy Awards, there was a lot of attention placed on the gender differences between the way men and women are covered on the red carpet. The movement #AskHerMore gained traction through a lot of online feminist media as a call out journalists to ask women more than what she was wearing … More Media Monday: A serious turn for Academy Awards coverage
The recent loss of David Carr has gotten me thinking about what it takes to make a legacy in journalism (or anywhere for that matter). Journalists have been the news lately, as I mentioned last week, both positively and negatively. I’ve been reading a lot about Carr and I think I have picked up on some … More Media Monday: On Creating a Legacy and David Carr
Perhaps it’s overdone, but I can’t help talking about Brian Williams for my first official Media Monday. After all, it isn’t everyday that a journalist is a top story for several days. Sure, we’ve seen scandal before. Notable plagiarism seems to happen all the time. Yet, this story seems to be something different. As a journalism … More Media Monday: When journalists become the story
A couple of weeks ago when the drama surrounding The Interview was going down, I was annoyed. While people were crying first amendment, I felt indifferent. Is a stupid comedy- mostly full of cheap, dirty humor- worth angering North Korea? It isn’t doing any good or educating. And didn’t they expect that? They were making … More Lifting my pen in honor of the Charlie Hebdo massacre
Nobody want’s to talk about rape or sexual violence right after Christmas. Here the deal; we (as journalists and just human beings who care) need to talk about sexual violence. We need to start talking about it so that maybe next year we will finally start doing a better job covering it. I’m going to … More Reporting on sexual violence: Why can’t we get it right?