Teaching Online Journalism » Timelines in journalism: A closer look
“Do not create an interactive timeline just because it’s cool. Use interactivity to make the information more clear.”
Teaching Online Journalism » 10 useful resources about data visualization
“These will be useful to introduce students, journalists, or yourself to the concepts of data visualization. Bonus: There’s an interesting discussion on Quora about the difference between information graphics and data visualization.”
Plugins for publishers, April 2011 edition | Daniel Bachhuber’s weblog
“The following are WordPress plugins I find myself using and recommending regularly. In the interest of making this available to everyone, here’s the full list”
Facebook trying to ‘friend’ journalists – CNN.com
“Facebook is taking major steps to ensure that its News Feeds contain more actual news.
The social media giant is hiring someone to build relationships with reporters and news organizations. The new hire also will help organize journalism-focused events, the first of which will take place this month at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.”
Collegian editor at La Salle gets his point across | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/15/2011
“”Sometimes it is quite frustrating when the students run up against this kind of censorship,” said John Kennedy, an assistant professor of communication and a former staff writer for the Boston Globe. “It’s not unusual for a private college to exercise that kind of control. It has that legal right. But more progressive institutions understand that you want the students to try to replicate what they will face out in the real world.””
CU-Boulder journalism school to shut down after 5-4 vote by regents – Boulder Daily Camera
“The University of Colorado’s journalism school will close June 30, making it the first — but perhaps not the last — college to be shut down in the university’s history.
The CU regents voted 5-4 on Thursday to shut down the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on the Boulder campus, despite some board members arguing that problems in the school could be fixed without closing it. “
America’s Health Rankings – State Healthstats
3D visualization of state rankings across a variety of data. Also, you can compare different states’ rankings. Produced by a non-profit advocacy group.
News: ‘Intern Nation’ – Inside Higher Ed
“The debate over unpaid internships is complex. Students want the experience, but not all can afford it, especially when they’re required to pay for the (sometimes mandatory) corresponding academic credit. “
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