J901 fun stuff
I'm talking to our SJMC colloquium about using technology in teaching. Here are some resources for today and return visits.
Poynter educator goodies
I'm back in Florida to help with the multimedia for college educators with the indomitable Al Tompkins. All the materials I have for participants are posted here, and you're welcome to use anything and everything you find here if it's helpful for your classes. I'll be adding to them throughout the week.
Welcome to participants in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association multimedia basic training session
We're looking forward to a productive day with you. Materials for our session will remain online for your use.
Materials for Poynter's "New Curriculum for a New Journalism"
I'm delighted to be joining about 40 college and university educators for an important session on ensuring the vitality of multimedia journalism in our curricula. Here are my slides and other materials. And those looking for further hands-on training, check out Poynter's multimedia educators seminar scheduled for this July. I hope to be back down here then to work again with the institute's indomitable Al Tompkins.
Curb 2009 hits the streets
I'm overwhelmingly proud of my magazine class crew and the amazing work they did this semester, both in print and online. The stories are particularly rockin'. Check them out at curbonline.org or view the print edition PDF.
Visit to FIU
Materials for my guest lecture and training at Florida International University are available within this site and a new delicious tag covers everything worth bookmarking. These references will stay live via this site.
Like my cooking? Buy this book.
If you know me and you've sampled the likes of Chicago Cookies or Shower Chicken, you can now find lots of my recipes alongside the gems of hundreds of other kooky cooks. The Queen of Peace School and Parish cookbook is on sale now. Send in an order form today to get yours delivered to you this fall (and rush right to the "sides" section for my famous Coronary Spuds, just in time for the holidays).
Popping to Poynter again
I'm delighted to be back in St. Petersburg to help educators learn more about bringing multimedia into their classrooms. I'm working with Al Tompkins, who teaches me more and more every time I come down here. I'll be adding materials to this page for you and to my tag on Delicious.
In defense of reading
UW-Madison is kicking off a giant group-read of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Dubbed, "Go Big Read," the effort will explore Pollan's work from many different angles. Students in my internship course will soon begin blogging their review of the book and its implications for journalism and strat comm.
Culvers Do Disney
J411 launches for summer
I'm teaching multimedia graphics for the first time the three-week summer session. I'm excited but a bit intimidated by the compressed timeframe. Fingers crossed that we can fit it all in.
Springtime in Madison
It's still only 44 degrees but this young woman's heart is turning to pool dreams. June is not that far away. Thank god.
My latest trip to Poynter
I was in St. Petersburg in February to help teach the Institute's multimedia course for college educators. Sunny and gorgeous though I wasn't outside all that much. Participants in the course will find helpful links in my Delicious, and I added materials to this roundup page for future use.
Debuting new course this term
I've been hard at work on a course design for a new outing, J676: Media Without Borders: Law, Ethics and Digital Communication. If you have ideas, readings, cases or controversies you think we should look at, by all means send them to me.
J-School admits new entry class
For those of you reading this and new to the school, welcome. Your first experience is in my course, J202: Mass Media Practices. I predict we're going to have some fun together (while I know we're going to have a load of hard work together). Let's enjoy the ride.
Curb '08 launches
My magazine class pulls off another late-game victory. Nearly felled by server woes, they rose to repeated challenges and produced outstanding print and web versions.
Materials for my Poynter Peeps, Summer '08
Miss you guys continually. Feel free to use any of these in whatever ways you need.
What are your six words?
Can you tell a story of yourself or anything else in six words? Check this out, based on Hemingway's attempt, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." My own are a work in progress.