I had insomnia last night and found myself watching “Family Guy” on Hulu at about 4 a.m. At the start of one episode, Hulu presented me with an option to see one ad at the beginning of the show, or ads throughout, as it usually does. I chose the one-shot deal. And a very strange […]
I’ll be on a panel during OU’s 2009 Schuneman Symposium: “New Media and Politics” on Thursday, April 9. Journalism School director Tom Hodson offers this post that provides more detail about the symposium. The panel I’m on starts at 10:45 a.m. in Baker Center, and it’s titled “New Media vs. Traditional Journalism.” Should be fun. […]
IMGA0476 Originally uploaded by jacklail Jack Lail posted this photo of me speaking at the Public Conversation on Web Journalism at the University of Tennessee on Wednesday. — Coverage in UT’s student paper, the Daily Beacon. — The event was hosted by an awesome student-run website, Tennessee Journalist.
Thanks to Boing Boing, I found out one of my favorite Canadian TV shows of all time is available as a torrent. When I first stumbled across it in 2004, I was astounded by how hilarious it was and became an instant fan of Bubbles and the other losers who live in the trailer park. […]
I’ll be among the participants in A Public Conversation on Web Journalism next Wednesday, April 1, at the University of Tennessee. Jack Lail has the details on his Random Mumblings blog. I’ve been very impressed with the progress UT’s j-school has made in the past few years. Jim Stovall managed to round up an impressive […]
“Instead of seeing journalism on its last leg, our students and other media observers see the field as being at the raw beginnings of a revolution in communication techniques and methods,” writes Tom Hodson, director of the Scripps School of Journalism, in this blog post to freshmen who will be arriving in the fall. It’s […]
“I don’t want to read my news on the Internet in Twitters,” U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison told a group of newspaper publishers this morning in Austin. She quickly said she was just “joking” as the publishers laughed, but then basically restated the assertion, and said again she was joking. I don’t think she was. […]
A group of Rocky Mountain News journalists announced today the creation of In Denver Times, which will be a subscription site if they can get enough folks to pledge support by a self-imposed April 23 deadline. It’s an interesting idea. A few thoughts: 1. If they get the 50k subscribers they’re chasing, it’s worth about […]
This is why it’s critical that we have vibrant, competitive news-gathering organizations in our local communities. Damn, I miss the Rocky.