First off, let me say thanks and a hearty “well done” to our first-ever CICM intern, Lauren Rabaino, who just completed her intern term (last post here). She now takes up her post at CoPress, where she’s managing the wiki, from what I understand.
That means I’ll be back to blogging more over the summer. I’ve tried to stay away from the doom and gloom aspects of the media industry over the past few weeks, although it’s been hard to do (still working on that dissertation). For a good start on the discussion, you can check out this On The Media roundup from the Congressional hearings.
And this is going to be a busy summer of travel, as I’ll be attending an Iowa conference, ACP’s summer workshops, Mid-America Press Institute, and the Illinois High School Press Association summer workshop. CICM’s board of directors will be meeting in an “undisclosed location” in the next couple of weeks to plot out our future, and assorted other things.