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More social media? Is Mastodon a more-social medium?

Yes, I’ve joined my [INSERT NUMBER HERE]th online network of human beings. This one has inspired waves of hope and nostalgia. Unlike Facebook or Twitter and several others I’ve used in the past, “Mastodon” is not owned by a media

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Posted in 2022, blogging, communication, community, International, j-heroes, Journalism, Online-Only, Social media, socialnets, Twitter, WordPress

Team Human? More podcasts? TikTok!?

Listening to Douglas Rushkoff, who is listening… A recent addition between his usual “Interviewing an author, artist or activist” episodes, these “Kibbitz” ones are less overwhelming. Like call-in-radio for people who have read his books and Medium articles, stumbled onto

Posted in 2022, communication, Digital Culture, informationoverload, media studies, podcast

College news sites recover from COVID, or not

I’m emerging from my guilt complex about not using this blog very often, or just using it as a photo album or diary unrelated to the “Other Journalism” title I gave it 20 years ago. Here’s an actual journalism question

Posted in 2022, community, Education, Journalism, media studies, Newspapers, Online-Only, Radford, StudentPress, WordPress

A seasonal-photo blog?

October 1 photos … just something to keep this blog alive, although it is hardly journalism or just about journalism anymore… I am posting this with the WordPress app on my aging Android phone for the first time in a

Posted in 2022, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, Music

May 1 from Rocky Knob

Embarrassed that I haven’t used this blog in months, so here are a couple of pictures that I already uploaded to Facebook after a late Sunday afternoon saunter through the Rocky Knob Picnic Area and Rock Castle Gorge Overlook on

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Posted in 2022, Appalachia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, photography

Atop the Blue Ridge in February

Snapped this photo with my smartphone on my first 2022 visit to the Rocky Knob area along the Blue Ridge Parkway — after enough January snow and ice had melted to make the trail friendlier. I also shot video farther

Posted in 2022, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, Southwestern Va

What newspapers used to be

Updating an old link before sending it to a friend, I discovered that this clip from the movie “Deadline U.S.A.” is still on YouTube, about 10 years after I last showed it in a journalism class. Editor Bogart, at the

Posted in 2021, Appalachia, community, Journalism, News

Blogversary

A belated happy 20th anniversary to my oldest continuing blog, started November 24, 2001, when I was exploring a lot of writing-on-the-Web tools as part of the “Digital Culture” and “Online Journalism” courses I was teaching at Emerson College. It’s

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Posted in 2008, blogging, memories, Radio Userland, WordPress

Is there a future for “journalism education”?

Just saw this Nieman Lab article via a link from its author on Twitter… https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/10/its-time-to-create-an-alternative-path-into-a-journalism-career/ Looks like a Thoreau article… No, voice to text, I said “thorough” article… But Henry David Thoreau didn’t have any fancy major in “opinion writing”

Posted in 2021, communication, Education, Journalism, memories, Newspapers, teaching

Rocky Knob trees & sunset

The Blue Ridge Parkway Rocky Knob Rec Area features include great “overlooks,” a campground I’ve never used (living just an hour away), and a picnic area with tall trees, rhododendron thickets, a couple of restrooms, many deer, and maybe 100

Posted in 2021, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, photography, the Blue Ridge Parkway
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