Archive for the 'Journalism' Category

25 Year of the Web + Future of Libraries

Monday, September 29th, 2014

It’s not a secret that I love the Berkman Center. A recent Berkman Buzz email points to John Palfrey’s reflection on 25 years of the Web alongside David Weinberger’s thoughts on the future of libraries and how other influencers will create that future. Many people think the Web will make libraries obsolete. Well, it’s been […]

The (new) Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Journalism Entering the Digital Era

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

After hearing through the family grapevine that the new version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is worth seeing, I caught it last night at LSC at MIT for free. What my family didn’t tell me that I’ll tell you is that the “real life” parts of the movie are completely different from the […]

Seminar: Connecting Libraries, Communities, and News, 4/27, Marlborough, MA

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The Massachusetts Library System hosts a free gathering about linking libraries, communities, and the news on Friday, April 27, from 9:30 am through 4 pm, in the library system’s Marlborough office. Advance registration is required. The Mass. Library System partners with the New England News Forum and Journalism That Matters for a one day event. […]

Vignettes from the History of Journalism and Thoughts on the Future

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The March 22 Kojo Nnamdi show featuring CEO of The Washington Post Company Donald Graham and The State of Things’ interview with University of North Carolina journalism dean Susan King provide terrific tales from journalism’s past and some thoughts on the direction of the profession. Graham’s grandfather bought the struggling Post in the 1930s and […]

Do Media Makers have a Mission?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Judy Richards, who has done many things in her life, but is possibly most widely recognized as a filmmaker, shares with the Center for Civic Media lunch gathering whether media makers have a mission greater than just making media.

2 Events of Note: Presenting Data Today & Jake Shapiro of PRX Thursday

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

MIT’s Center for Civic Media has two events (at least) of note this week: Data Therapy Webinar: Techniques for Creative Data Presentation sounds like a great way to get some ideas on how to enthrall audiences with data-filled presentations. (We’re all warming up for the annual conferences, showing off at work, preparing for the board […]

Using Digital Media in Detroit to Meet Community Needs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

(Unfortunately, I was 30 minutes late to this presentation. I’m not sure who was speaking when I entered.) The MIT Center for Civic Media hosts Allied Media Projects staff and Detroit Digital Justice Coalition members for a conversation about what they’re doing with people and technology. “We’re not trying to bridge the digital divide as […]

The Boston Globe’s Digital Initiatives Lunch

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Boston Globe’s digital initiatives folks are speaking at MIT’s Center for Civic Media about, well, digital efforts at the Globe.

MIT Center for Civic Media Events, Including Upcoming Boston Globe Lunch

Monday, January 30th, 2012

MIT’s Center for Civic Media has a number of exciting upcoming events focusing on, well, civic media, citizen journalism, and other related topics. During this Thursday’s lunch, Jeff Moriarty will talk about digital initiatives at The Boston Globe. (RSVP for food at least 24 hours prior to the event via the form on the event […]

Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries April 6-7, 2011 MIT Cambridge Mass

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Journalism That Matters, the American Library Association, the MIT Center For Future Civic Media, the Media Giraffe Project, New England News Forum and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Project are holding a two day event called Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries on April 6-7, 2011 at the MIT Center For Future […]