I teach journalism at George Mason University and the University of Mary Washington. I love the Detroit Red Wings. I ride Trek. I play TaylorMade.
Teaching young journalists to write for life across multiple platforms. Interested in 'Journalism for the Rest of Us'? Contact me at email@example.com.
I never really got into Nintendo, but these 30,000 cascading dominos tell quite a story in about three minutes if you want to be mesmerized.
Truth is, if I had my life to live again, I’d be a surfer. The Guinness World Records recognized Hawaii pro surfer Garrett McNamara for surfing the biggest wave ever ridden — a 78-foot wave off the coast of Portugal.
When I was kid, I wanted to go to MIT. My sixth-grade teacher, who I actually liked, laughed at me. There went that goal. Of course, me and math and science never really added up. But now, with edX, maybe I’ll have the chance to find out virtually for myself.
Just in case you’re a graduating journalism senior and need a commencement speech that has something to do with YOUR future, here’s NBC’s Tom Brokaw at Arizona State University.
Everything you want to know about the impending Facebook IPO in 150 minutes — and with a pulsating soundtrack to boot!
Just in case you missed President Obama’s monologue at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner:
My son, daughter-in-law, and one-year-old grandson Noah live in London. Here’s London at night and at dusk, as shot by Jason Hawkes. The big building is the Shard, the tallest building in London.
One of the major points I make in History of Journalism: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg (Comm455, fall semester, T/R 10:30 a.m.) is the connection between the invention of the printing press and the social media revolution today. Here’s a video about Jeff Jarvis’s new Kindle Single, “Gutenberg the Geek,” and an interview with Jarvis on […]
Here’s what the future looked like to futurist Arthur C. Clarke — 38 years ago! He had it right, of course.
So, ever since Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin what newspapers she read, you’ve been dying to ask President Barack Obama the same question, right? Well, rest easy. The president didn’t flub the question when Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner asked. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post (for the coupons?). Sorry, USA Today. […]
It’s true. I love the AP Stylebook. And I have quite the collection, dating all the way back to 1960 and a 50-pager my GMU colleague Don Boileau gave me. The current (2011) Stylebook is 480 pages with more than 500 new or revised entries. The 2012 book will sell for $20.95, up $1 from […]
Time-lapse photography from Dutch filmaker Frans Hofmeester. Very cool.! Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo.