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
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
I found this entertaining as a person who is a lover of print news. The more realistic telling of how the majority of people feel, however? The comments. Would a person’s smartphone keep he/she just as occupied? Probably. Are newspapers separated from the real world? I hope not, but that perception is there. I biased towards the … More Can newspapers still keep readers attention?
This infographic via Daily Infographic a couple of days ago is a handy reference. All new media professionals should have at least a basic understanding of graphic design and type. It’s definitely a hobby of mine. So check this out. The three typeface rule is my favorite part (and/or the bashing of Comic Sans).
‘If what’s happening in Seattle and Minneapolis is indicative, then local online newspapers really are offering a product that is fundamentally different in content focus as well as content and delivery,’ they write. Research: If it bleeds, it leads — online, but not as much in print by Andrew Beaujon My school paper’s online version is … More The differences in print and online journalism
So I’m officially the Editor-in-Chief of my school’s newspaper the Setonian. As a second semester sophomore, I am younger than the average EIC here, and I have big shoes to fill. My predecessor, Jessie Krehlik, completely revolutionized our print layout and boosted our online presence immensely. So, I’ve got to keep the momentum going and … More I’m Editor-in-Chief… now what?