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Carnival of Journalism: Write a letter to yourself

The Carnival of Journalism is back and reflection is our end-of-the-year task. Soon after I finished graduate school, one of my best friends married Dennis Hayes, whose modem became the de facto get-on-the-Internet protocol during the 1980s. I can remember laughing while drinking beer and debating science fiction authors/stories with Dennis. But I didn’t foresee […]

Carnival of Journalism: How To Measure What Matters?

My (belated) entry in the March Carnival of journalism. The theme: how do we measure impact? Just as we need to be careful what we wish for, we must choose carefully before establishing metrics. From The Guardian‘s Simon Caulkin (emphasis added): What gets measured gets managed – even when it’s pointless to measure and manage it, and […]

Carnival of Journalism: Technology Is No Silver Bullet

My entry in the February Carnival of journalism. This month’s question comes from Steve Outing: “What emerging technology or digital trend do you think will have a significant impact on journalism in the year or two ahead? And how do you see it playing out in terms of application by journalists, and impact?” “Designing a […]