18 Brilliant Quotes from Nate Silver @FiveThirtyEight -
Jon Stewart suggests that Nate Silver, statistician, blogger at FiveThirtyEight and author of The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction, should ask people to bow down to him and that he should call himself Lord and God of the Algorithm. Why?
In the 2008…
WVU drops ‘journalism’ from j-school’s name | Poynter. -
My students aren’t wild about the J- word either
Walt Whitman’s “O Captain, My Captain” with his appended corrections and comments. Feb 9, 1888.
Reminder to always keep revising and improving
(Source: stannisbaratheon, via coffebrake)
10 Reasons Why a Young Person Should Still Want to Be a Journalist -
My new motto: Reclaiming the J-word, one student at a time
Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog | BlogHer -
Blogger Roni Loren writes about her experience after using a photo without permission on her blog.
Here’s what I learned about Fair Use:
It doesn’t matter…
- if you link back to the source and list the photographer’s name
- if the picture is not full-sized
- if you did it innocently
- if your site is non-commercial and you made no money from the use of the photo
- if you didn’t claim the photo was yours
- if you’ve added commentary in addition to having the pic in the post
- if the picture is embedded and not saved on your server
- if you have a disclaimer on your site
- if you immediately take down a pic if someone sends you a DMCA notice (you do have to take it down, but it doesn’t absolve you.)
Read more about her experience on BlogHer.
What can make audio go viral? NPR experiments with building earworms for social media -
What happens to sharing when you break the most remarkable 30 seconds out of a 10-minute audio piece?
Circus Circus Gone Gonzo | UNLV Virtual Rebel News -
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A UNLV journalism class does gonzo, revisiting the location of a pivotal scene in HST’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” to find the American Dream today. From one of them:
“All I could smell was smoke, popcorn, and McDonalds — my head was spinning. I sat back in my chair and listened to the clanging of metal hitting glass and the various buzzers, alarms and squeaks coming from the games and slot machines below. I could hear children laughing and the distinctive deep voices of their parents. I opened my eyes to see many families enjoying their Sunday afternoon. There were strollers, kids with balloons and people dragging big prizes that passed by.”
Possibly my favourite #Zuckerberg quote from the last 10 years. (Taken in context it’s obviously not quite as provocative as it sounds, and explains his thinking behind #facebook’s social graph). #happybirthdayfacebook #instaquote (at Facebook UK)
Neither, of course, is as interesting as a squirrel on water skis