Study: Games Fail To Portray Gender and Ethnic Diversity

Interesting find, reminds me of a conversation I was having just a few weeks ago with a game designer named Vance. We were talking about the advancement of narrative in games, or lack thereof following a discussion we had with high school students in his game design seminar at AU’s summer program. They held that […]

Twitter summary for 2009-07-31

writing visual basic macros for microsoft office. # @annatauzin me=jealous in reply to annatauzin # RT @freakonomics: A Different Kind of Teacher Cheating: Ubiquitous in classrooms, PowerPoint makes lecturing easy,boring # @acarvin does npr have a story on the righteous brothers and "that loving feeling" to add to the lost items on the 404 […]

Today in bad journalism: Confusing Americans on Healthcare

I’ve been following the hashtag #hc09 on twitter to eavesdrop on the zeitgeist for the raging healthcare debate as congress runs at breakneck speed to avoid the issue before going on summer vacation August recess. Having been monitoring coverage of the health care debate closely for a few days now, it is clear that news […]

Twitter summary for 2009-07-30

fixed the garbage disposal and the imagemagick bug. not bad # what's the best wordpress plugin for membership management or community building? # @newzmaven that link is from technorati – the twitter feeds of their top 100 blogs. in reply to newzmaven # 22 futures of journalism, 2009 timeline # i know i'm cranking […]

Today in bad journalism: Reuters on organic food

This brief wire report, while taking the time to discuss the economic market of organic food, completely lacks context to frame the sensational claim made in the unfortunately written headline and lede. It is a classic example of a lazy report story, one of the failures of latter-twentieth-century school of journalism thought. Organic food is […]

Twitter summary for 2009-07-29

Twitter summary for 2009-07-28 # Twitter summary for 2009-07-28 # morris is using drupal, lots of big sites using ellington/django (scripps, wapo) # Intern Edition @NPR is looking and sounding really good. nice work @annatauzin @NPRInterns # follow @bdresher as he presents info on how USAT is using twitter. #twit4pubs # @corbett3000 […]

Kojo Nnamdi interviews Facebook lobbyist

Facebook Comes to Washington: Tim Sparapani distinguished himself as a civil liberties attorney in legal battles over privacy. Now he’s the public policy director for Facebook – a company sitting on mountains of personal information from users located across the globe. Kojo talks with him about how Facebook intends to define itself in Washington and […]

Twitter summary for 2009-07-28

Twitter summary for 2009-07-27 # @bdresher thanks man! # Bootcamp 2009 # Twitter summary for 2009-07-27 # Bootcamp 2009 # The Perfect 3 Column Liquid Layout: No CSS hacks. SEO friendly. iPhone compatible. # RT @sammeddis: New e-Edition and Weekender from USA TODAY / #journalism # Cheat Sheets – […]

Twitter summary for 2009-07-27

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