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Ellen Cleghorne on Saturday Night Live’s race problem and her trailblazing past.
“Performance studies taught me to look at something and see one thing in everything,” Cleghorne says. “That gives you an opportunity, as there’s a never-ending amount of things you can write about, or write a sketch about. We’re all in resistance to something, and that’s what comedy is.”
comedy  writing  television  presence  academia  education  creativity 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Outgrowing Advertising: Multimodal Business Models as a Product Strategy – Andreessen Horowitz
What if, at the point of purchase, you had the option to only buy what you wanted, for the time frame you specified? This type of consumer power is the reality for netizens in China today—because Chinese internet companies have adopted business models that are drastically different than what we see here in the States, especially on mobile.
advertising  china  mobile  business  capitalism  marketing  music  books  video  education 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Journalism has a future: Helping communities tell their stories | ZDNet
I’ve written many times that the future of journalism is in helping communities, which includes businesses, to tell their stories. Media literacy is important but that’s just one side of the coin: knowing how to produce and publish digital media is just as important, maybe more.

Freedom of speech is worthless if you don’t know how to make it heard. Newspapers know how and they can teach that know-how to others.
newspapers  media  journalism  education  community  story 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Ni Hao's Your Chinese? - James Fallows - International - The Atlantic
Linguistically, things in other foreign languages that are easy to forget in seven months, like verb conjugations or noun declensions, are just not an issue in Chinese. The grammar lacks the baggage of endings in Romance and Germanic languages, and certainly Russian and Japanese that can go in one ear and out the other of language learners. I am grateful every day for the lightness, by contrast, of throwing out a string of simple Chinese words, one after the other, and not really caring if they're nouns, verbs, or adjectives because they can often be all of the above!

I know, I know, there are some other constraints and some regulated word order, but by comparison with most other languages, Mandarin grammar is easy. And the Chinese somehow grasp the gist behind clumsy word order, and quickly rearrange my words for me, like tiles in a game of anagrams.
language  china  asia  education  learning  speech  attention 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying - NYTimes.com
Using the maps, the researchers tracked the students most often accused of aggressive behavior. They found that increases in social status were associated with subsequent increases in aggression. But notably, aggressive behavior peaked at the 98th percentile of popularity and then dropped.

“At the very top you start to see a reversal — the kids in the top 2 percent are less likely to be aggressive,” Dr. Faris said. “The interpretation I favor is that they no longer need to be aggressive because they’re at the top, and further aggression could be counterproductive, signaling insecurity with their social position.

“It’s possible that they’re incredibly friendly and everybody loves them and they were never mean, but I’m not so convinced by that, because there are so many kids right behind them in the hierarchy who are highly aggressive.”
children  education  teenagers  status  attention  reputation  power  school  social  celebrity 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Sustainable Love - Tara Parker
While the notion of self-expansion may sound inherently self-serving, it can lead to stronger, more sustainable relationships, Dr. Lewandowski says.

"If you're seeking self-growth and obtain it from your partner, then that puts your partner in a pretty important position," he explains. "And being able to help your partner's self-expansion would be pretty pleasing to yourself."

The concept explains why people are delighted when dates treat them to new experiences, like a weekend away. But self-expansion isn't just about exotic experiences. Individuals experience personal growth through their partners in big and small ways. It happens when they introduce new friends, or casually talk about a new restaurant or a fascinating story in the news.
psychology  love  marriage  relationships  power  work  creativity  science  education  identity  attention  presence 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Why the Kindle Is Losing Me, by Sarah Lacy - Techcrunch
Technology is about adding features and functionality to a thing that was limited before– not taking them away. The only way the Kindle survives in an iPad world is by appealing to hardcore readers and students. Amazon needs to fix this now.
education  kindle  books  ipad  reading  attention  behavior 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
It’s Morning in India - NYTimes.com
India and America are both democracies, a top Indian official explained to me, but emotionally they are now ships passing in the night. Because today the poorest Indian maid believes that if she can just save a few dollars to get her kid English lessons, that kid will have a better life than she does. So she is an optimist. “But the guy in Kansas,” he added, “who today is enjoying a better life than that maid, is worried that he can’t pass it on to his kids. So he’s a pessimist.”
usa  india  politics  english  democracy  education 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A Culture of Poverty - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Personal - The Atlantic
I suspect that a large part of the problem, when we talk about culture, is an inability to code-switch, to understand that the language of Rohan is not the language of Mordor. I don't say this to minimize culture, to the contrary, I say it to point how difficult it is to get people to discard practices which were essential to them in one world, but hinder their advancement into another. And then there's the fear of that other world, that sense that if you discard those practices, you have discarded some of yourself, and done it in pursuit of a world, that you may not master.
politics  race  culture  poverty  violence  teaching  power  education  identity 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
REDDING ES
Redding Elementary School is located in the Polk Gulch community of San Francisco, where a rich mix of students engages daily in the task of learning.
sanfrancisco  education  volunteering 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Anthropology of Hackers - Gabriella Coleman - Technology - The Atlantic
Hacking, however, is as much a gateway into familiar cultural and political territory. For instance, hacker commitments to freedom, meritocracy, privacy and free speech are not theirs alone, nor are they hitched solely to the contemporary moment. Indeed, hacker ethical principles hearken back to sensibilities and conundrums that precipitated out of the Enlightenment's political ferment; hackers have refashioned many political concerns -- such as a commitments to free speech -- through technological and legal artifacts, thus providing a particularly compelling angle by which to view the continued salience of liberal principles in the context of the digital present.
technology  academia  education  politics  power  digital  freespeech  ethics  philosophy 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
About My Job: The Indologist - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
The purpose of my field, then, is to understand something about the ways of being human in the world. And if I could find a single term to convey all that I’d be home free!
india  academia  humans  science  research  work  education  asia 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Learning the web: Lisa Williams’ guide for journos, Part 1 | Knight Digital Media Center
“Too many people who start new ventures that are entirely web-based are far too willing to say, ‘Oh, I’ll just hire someone to handle the technology.’ If dry cleaning was your business, you’d be very interested in how dry cleaning works! When you hire a web developer, you should be literate enough to understand what you need, what you’re buying, and assess the quality of what you’ve paid for. These are basic business skills; you will fail without them.”
education  journalism  kdmc  technology  media  newspapers  data  information  web  diy  howto 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Accidental Music Lesson - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
Once, at my last piano lesson before heading off for vacation, I asked Mrs. Kutzen what her plans were for the summer. Her reply: “Michael, musicians don’t take vacations.” I filed this line away in a special part of my brain, an informal collection of “accidental music lessons.” My interpretation of Mrs. Kutzen’s words has changed through the years, like a Talmudic discourse that is argued from different points of view:

1. Musicians just don’t ever feel quite right going an extended period of time without playing their instrument.

2. Music isn’t a job that you punch in and out of. It’s an obsession, a calling and your purpose in life.

3. Musicians don’t make a lot of money and you’re not going to be able to afford a vacation anyway.
music  teaching  classical  classicalmusic  learning  education  miami  nytimes  nyc 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Death puts life in 'Brown' memory | CJOnline.com
"That's common, I think, for people of her generation. The memory could be painful."
Board  Education  Brown  from twitter
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Times, They Changed - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The 60s remembered through the photograph of a Kent State student lying lifeless on the ground has even less appeal for students in 2010 than for the Class of 1970. But histories of that period also record the correlation between student activism and changes that made this country better: students sitting in for racial integration in Greensboro; students standing up for free speech in Berkeley; and students marching on the Pentagon for peace in Vietnam.

Better than questions about the lethargy of student activism in 2010 are inquiries into the times. Where are the 60s? It's the times that have changed, not the students. It's the administrative practices and economic circumstances incubating campus culture that have changed. Those conditions didn't change on their own, however, and they won't change themselves again.
activism  academia  college  education  politics  power  1960s 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Tiger Woods and the Superstar Effect - WSJ.com
"Anything that makes us more aware of superior performance will also make us more aware of our own performance, which can be a bad thing. That's why it's always best to sit at the front of the class when taking a hard test. You don't want to start comparing yourself to anybody else."
games  sports  testing  education  attention  social  creativity  psychology  behavior  health 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Dan Grover » Toward a Grand Unified Theory of n00bs
So there are a lot of ways regular people are different from programmers, and in ways much more nuanced than simple "computer literacy." How do we solve the problems caused by these differences?
social  technology  education  humor  design  computers  software  attention 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Negro Sunshine « All of the Above (Nov. 14, 2007)
I went to a talk today by prominent self-proclaimed-painter-but-everyone-else-calls-him-a-conceptual-artist Glenn Ligon. He is Black, he is Gay, but beyond those two I think he is a really pretty awesome Artist and Human Being.
art  creativity  race  aesthetics  education 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Even a Radiohead fan can appreciate Mozart - The Boston Globe
So don’t treat classical music as a once-a-year excuse to dress up and get a nice dinner. It is music. It’s meant to be loved by the young, hormone-crazed masses, loved the very same way we love Radiohead and the Arcade Fire. It should lie at the center of everyday life, spark our wildest conversations and profoundest thoughts, be the soundtrack to falling in love. There’s a galaxy of music in our city that needs our love, and I know we’ve got it in us.
classical  music  classicalmusic  ritual  boston  beauty  rock  education 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Dangerous Resentment - Judith Warner Blog - NYTimes.com
The idea that women with “major educations” are somehow suspect, the desire to smack them down and tell them “to be quiet” is hardly new. At the end of the 19th century, as increasing numbers of women began for the first time to pursue higher education, a campaign began, waged by prominent doctors, among others, against these new unnatural monsters, whose vital energies were being diverted from their wombs to their brains. In the last quarter of the 20th century, feminists were routinely delegitimized as brainy elitists ignorant of and unconcerned with the plight of ordinary women.
identity  social  women  gender  culture  education  feminism  society  discrimination  men 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | South Asia | Kabul struggles to get back on song
The original translation of Harabat meant "ruins". But there is another meaning: "dedication". It seems the quarter is living up to its other translation in every sense.
afghanistan  music  identity  war  history  culture  religion  education 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Ronald T. Takaki dies at 70; pioneer in the field of ethnic studies - Los Angeles Times
Takaki was hired and in 1967 taught the university's first African American history class.

When the young Japanese American, sporting a crew cut, walked into the classroom for the first time, the students, some wearing Afros and dashikis, fell silent. One student finally spoke up.

"Well, Prof. Takaki," the student said in a challenging tone, "what revolutionary tools are we going to learn in this course?" Takaki replied: "We're going to study the history of the U.S. as it relates to African Americans. We're going to strengthen our critical-thinking skills and our writing skills. These can be revolutionary tools if we make them so.' "
berkeley  asian  history  education  california  race  obituaries  academia  ethnic 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Tony Brown leaving as dean of Hampton University journalism school -- dailypress.com
"He said he just wants people to understand that he's not upset about leaving," said broadcast journalism graduate Courtney Snead. "That it's just a next step in his life, just like the one we're taking."
journalism  academia  virginia  education 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The New Normal - Richard Florida
If the Pew data are accurate, it's not tech-driven consumption - less than a third (31 percent) of those surveyed consider high-speed internet a necessity, and just 4 percent say they need an iPod.

But there are many things that are not asked about, as Salmon notes, like " intangibles,'" or spending on personal development (education, learning), higher-quality food, exercise, health-care, green products, or a cleaner environment.
environment  urban  future  economy  shopping  marketing  business  cities  money  education  food  health 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The future of the book turns a page | csmonitor.com
These are but a few of the possibilities of “books” in the digital era, says Virginia Kuhn, Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.

A professor who uses film as a classroom textbook and embedded video in her doctoral thesis, Ms. Kuhn is working with a new digital authoring tool dubbed Sophie (sophieproject.org).

The open source software was developed at the Institute for the Future of the Book, but the 2.0 version is under construction at USC with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In a Sophie-created “book,” says Kuhn, think of the pages as being “thick,” or full of information sources. These might include video clips, music, narration, or a wide range of textual sources. The tools allow readers to go as far into the potentially unlimited additional material as they want to go.
books  publishing  media  education  academia  research  information  data 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Anne Applebaum - A Starbucks State of Mind - washingtonpost.com
In fact, with the opening of a Warsaw Starbucks, one might even say we have reached the end of a cycle. Born in Central Europe, where it embodied an ideal of luxury and a certain set of aspirations; landing in Seattle, where it came to embody a different kind of luxury and a different set of aspirations; now reimported to Central Europe, aesthetically transformed but essentially fulfilling the same function, the coffeehouse appears to have come full circle, at last.
coffee  beverages  marketing  europe  poland  starbucks  identity  education  business  corporations  globalization 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Chips Quinn Scholars | Resources | What I Learned
The Poynter seminar taught me that copy editing can no longer focus on words alone. Acts of journalism exist in a hundred mediums, from newspapers to videos to blogs to podcasts to tweets, and everything in between. No one can work proficiently in all of them, but each of us can benefit from learning another one or two.
copyediting  journalism  newspapers  news  media  education  twitter  blogging  writing 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The MBA Option | American Journalism Review
"I was amazed that the people doing the decision-making [at the paper] had no business training whatsoever," says Breyer, now in her second year at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. "As journalists we had the same experience: We went into journalism for idealistic reasons. You very quickly see it is a business, and it is subject to the same constraints as any other corporate environment. I thought, if I want to make a difference in media, this is the time to get those skills."
education  journalism  media  business  college  academia  corporations 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Last Professor - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
The other night, my son asked me why he couldn’t just “enjoy his life,” without the bother of schools or teachers. I answered by dropping a spoon into a glass of water, “Is the spoon straight or crooked?,” I asked. “It’s straight,” he replied. “Look again,” I said. “It looks crooked,” he told me, “but I know that it’s straight. ” “Your eyes tell you that it’s crooked,” I told him, “but your mind knows that the water is distorting what you see. That’s why your mind is important, and that’s why you have to learn to think.”

My water trick was taken from Plato’s “Republic,” and as some academic once wrote, “QED.”
thinking  education  academia  nytimes  attention  brain 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
xkcd - A Webcomic - Sledding Discussion
"It depresses me that i'm too old to learn another language fluently. My brain's solidified."
language  technology  culture  humor  comics  education  relationships 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
New president Maeda vows to make RISD a force - The Boston Globe
"I believe that every Silicon Valley entrepreneur I've met is an artist. The ability to invent is at the core of both, and we haven't connected the dots."
technology  art  creativity  education  boston  bayarea  twitter 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
20 Questions With... Billy Wimsatt -- In These Times
"We are people who are oriented to think about how to do good. And it is a moral imperative for good people to get power. Because otherwise, we leave all of the power in the hands of the people who are oriented not to think about how to do good."
power  politics  education  psychology  ethics 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits - Amy Gahran's "Journalism and the Business of Staying Relevant (and Honest)"
"[...] Being involved in the business side of media also keeps you in touch with what kinds of news and information people really value (that is, what they'll demonstrably support with money or engagement). That's often quite different from the kind of news and info they might claim -- or even believe -- is important to them. [...]"
journalism  media  newspapers  education  college  business  corporations  news  attention  money  identity 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Latin Returns From Dead in School Language Curriculums - NYTimes.com
"Goethe is better in German, Flaubert is better in French and Virgil is better in Latin. If you stick with it, the lollipop comes at the end when you get to read the original. In many cases, it’s what whets their appetite.”
latin  language  europe  education  writing 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Interview with Tawnell Hobbs on how beat and live blogging help form closer connections with users | BeatBlogging.Org
“You don’t realize you’re not getting it until you have a blog like this,” she said. “Before, I thought I was kind of getting it. Until we put this blog up, I didn’t realize we weren’t getting as much as I thought we were.”
journalism  blogging  media  newspapers  social  education  dallas  texas 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ex-Post copy editor wills CU $778,000 - The Denver Post
"[...] Hemingway was well-known among Post employees for his pastel polyester suits, but on his last day of work before he retired in 1991, he wore a Giorgio Armani tuxedo, according to accounts. After retirement, he traveled the world, and for 15 years he was ... a volunteer exhibit guide at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. [...]"
fashion  journalism  museums  denver  media  newspapers  education  obituaries  colorado 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts - Psychologists | Scientific Blogging
"Observers used three characteristics – quantity of social interaction, attractiveness of the individual and the degree of self promotion in the main photo – to form an impression of the individual's personality."
psychology  facebook  social  yasns  blogging  education  identity  photography  beauty  health 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Basics - Gut Instinct’s Surprising Role in Math - NYTimes.com
“What’s interesting and surprising in our results is that the same system we spend years trying to acquire in school, and that we use to send a man to the moon, and that has inspired the likes of Plato, Einstein and Stephen Hawking, has something in common with what a rat is doing when it’s out hunting for food. I find that deeply moving.”
mathematics  science  aesthetics  education  biology  fauna  animals  philosophy  attention 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Foster Wallace - Commencement Speech at Kenyon University (2005)
"It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out. Which means yet another grand cliché turns out to be true: your education really IS the job of a lifetime. And it commences: now. I wish you way more than luck."
speech  writing  education  toread 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Science Daily: White Men Attach Greater Stigma To Mental Health Care
"The findings suggest that non-Latino white males, compared to all women and men of other ethnicities, were most likely to mistrust the mental health care system and were also likely to perceive mental illness as a stigma and therefore avoid formal mental health care."
health  white  race  education  money  men  ethnicity  psychology 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Wired Magazine: Novelist Neal Stephenson Once Again Proves He's the King of the Worlds
"I could never get that idea, the notion that society in general is becoming aliterate, out of my head. People who write books, people who work in universities, who work on big projects for a long time, are on a diverging course from the rest of society. Slowly, the two cultures just get further and further apart."
literature  libarry  writing  reading  books  fiction  culture  science  history  society  academia  education  philosophy  interview  sciencefiction  time  future 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Off the Shelf - A Journalist in B-School Wonderland - NYTimes.com
“Business schools no longer produce just business leaders. M.B.A.’s determine the lives many of us will lead, the hours we work, the vacations we get, the culture we consume, the health care we receive, and the education provided to our children.”
business  education  harvard  journalism  media  books  newspapers  finance  economics  culture 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
5 Ways to learn a new language (and 5 reasons why you should) :: 10,000 Words :: multimedia, online journalism news and reviews
"There are many language courses offered on the web, but the following teach the language the multimedia way and they are all free."
language  travel  media  journalism  thinking  education  diy 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » A newspaper’s life-and-death struggle, played out in a new medium
"[...] Some of these folks are going to be, well, independent in the fall if they elect to take the buyout and it comes off as announced.

But what struck me listening to them is that they are not prepared for that independent life. I was looking at this from the perspective of being both a former newspaperman who did find a new life in the academe and elsewhere and from the perspective of now being a journalism educator. It is vital that we prepare journalists for this new and independent life or we will lose their journalism. [...]"
journalism  newspapers  media  jobs  work  career  education  video  technology 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Happiness Gap: USC College : News : 2008 : July : Anke Plagnol & Richard Easterlin
"In their analysis, the researchers control for birth cohort and demographic characteristics such as race and education. They find that women are, on average, happier than men in early adulthood — but the glow wears off with time. Specifically, after the age of 48, men’s overall happiness exceeds women’s happiness."
happiness  research  academia  men  women  race  education  science 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The case against foreign language study | FP Passport
"In short, Obama shouldn't worry: Americans will start picking up foreign languages in larger numbers (think: Mandarin) when they really need to."
obama  spanish  language  china  education  usa  campaigns  elections  politics  europe 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Our part-time home and native land
"We give a very different message. We tell them that it's a good place to do business — implicitly 'for a while' — and that you don't have to give up your prior identity, and by and large Canada has done very well in this way."
canada  politics  immigration  education  business  identity  asian  china  india 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who Says Kids Make You Happy? | Newsweek Global Literacy | Newsweek.com
"Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that it costs anywhere from $134,370 to $237,520 to raise a child from birth to the age of 17—and that's not counting school or college tuition."
happiness  parenting  psychology  research  education  government  money  work 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Basics - When Comic Sans Isn’t Enough, Sites Help Create Custom Fonts - NYTimes.com
"[W]en he studied the relationship between his grades and the fonts he used for his college papers [...] Papers set in Georgia, a less common font with serifs, generally received A’s while those rendered in Times Roman averaged B’s."
design  education  aesthetics  creativity  behavior  writing  reputation 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Documentary Media - Graduate - Ryerson University
"[T]he curriculum provides for an understanding of the historical and contemporary theoretical framework that surrounds the ongoing development of documentary practices."
documentary  photography  education  writing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Where do all the neurotics live? - The Boston Globe
"Our evolving psychogeography means that our nation, its people, and its regions continue to sort themselves not just by education and skill, but by personality as well."
geography  psychology  usa  cities  urban  identity  aesthetics  travel  creative  education 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Dating Advice from Law Students - Nerve.com
"How can I snag a future lawyer?" "Be normal. The last thing a lawyer wants to deal with is a crazy relationship she's not getting paid to handle."
law  love  relationships  dating  education 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
So Much for the Information Age - Chronicle.com
"Despite their BlackBerrys, cellphones, and Wi-Fi, they are, in their own way, as isolated as the remote tribes of New Guinea. They disprove the notion that technology fosters engagement, that connectivity and community are synonymous."
college  community  education  information  internet  journalism  technology  newspapers  media  usa  identity  celebrity 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The business of parenting (kottke.org)
"We're letting Ollie show us where all the problem areas are before committing to any white plastic solutions."
interview  education  children  business  books  learning  marketing  money  parents  parenting  psychology  society  culture 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Lessons from the zoo – applied in the bedroom
"I've used these principles to improve my marriage. I did not train Scott to sit and stay. People don't get it because they are not aware that animal training has changed. Trainers use it as communication."
love  relationships  marriage  identity  education  books  sex 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jeanette Winterson - Journalism - The Times : Books - Kids need two languages and a musical instrument
"It may well be that [...] best antidote is not a book and a bedroom, but learning a story and learning to tell it – learning a funny poem, re-finding the out- of- fashion skills of rhetoric and challenge."
children  parenting  story  speech  language  music  education  learning  books  creativity  uk 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > news > David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal' by David Mamet
"And I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace."
politics  philosophy  toread  movies  culture  writing  usa  education 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Teaching journalism students to twitter - the good, the bad, and the ugly « Online Journalism Blog
"[T]here are no walls in cyberspace, only links; and that journalism lies in every act that you commit online. You just need to make it visible."
blogging  internet  education  journalism  twitter  quotes  presence  attention  online  media 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Eric Ulken | Technical skills in journalism jobs
"The students in my online media class at USC are looking for the technical skills that will help land them jobs in journalism, and I want to help them identify what those skills might be."
technology  journalism  jobs  online  career  blogs  newspapers  media  education 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Losing an Edge, Japanese Envy India’s Schools - New York Times
“Until now, Japanese saw China and India as backwards and poor. As Japan loses confidence in itself, its attitudes toward Asia are changing. It has started seeing India and China as nations with something to offer."
japan  china  india  education  asia  asian  identity  globalization 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Generation Y biggest user of libraries: survey | U.S. | Reuters
"These findings turn our thinking about libraries upside down. Internet use seems to create an information hunger and it is information-savvy young people who are most likely to visit libraries."
internet  books  library  youth  teenagers  children  education 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Twilight of the Books: A Critic at Large: The New Yorker
"[T]he N.E.A. reports that readers are more likely than non-readers to play sports, exercise, visit art museums, attend theatre, paint, go to music events, take photographs, and volunteer. Proficient readers are also more likely to vote."
books  culture  education  literature  newyorker  reading  television  usa  society  science  publishing  psychology  history  toread 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Center for Citizen Media: Blog » Blog Archive » Needed: Regulation to Prevent Journalists-Turned-Professors from Embarrassing Themselves
"For journalists, citizen or otherwise, it is very [sic] mcuh about principles, and ultimately honor. For the audiences, we need to instill deep, critical thinking and a solid grasp of media techniques." Yup!
web  social  newspapers  news  media  journalism  education  blogging  public 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Tighter Border Delays Re-entry by U.S. Citizens - New York Times
“These two communities are very interlinked, not only by trade and commerce, but by family, religion, education. When a person leaves El Paso to go to Juárez, it’s like going across the street. They don’t consider it leaving the country."
immigration  usa  mexico  travel  family  religion  education  texas 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Teaching Online Journalism » What journalists should know about databases
"Think of it first as keeping track of bits of information. Well, heck — that’s essential for every journalist! How do you do it? With a messy stack of old reporter’s notebooks, perhaps. Uh-huh. How’s that working for you?"
journalism  education  media  newspapers  research  code 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Longest Day - washingtonpost.com
"I actually had to go out and get a newspaper, which I don't normally do. It wasn't that bad, but I almost felt like I wasn't getting all the news [...]"
technology  society  media  education  college  newspapers  journalism  yasns 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
MontereyHerald.com : - Bailey took teacher's advice
"He asked me, 'Should I join the Black Panther Party or go into the newspaper business?' I said, 'It would be better to get that daily newspaper experience and bring the skills you learn out there back to your community.'"
journalism  chaunceybailey  oakland  media  newspapers  obituaries  education 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead | CNET News.com
"It's a problem for teens--you're like losing out on some of your friends if you choose just one. To have all your buddy lists in one place, that's where this is going."
youth  yasns  social  news  internet  email  education  culture  blog  teenagers  communication  online  children 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
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