By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
Editor’s note: The Digital Journalism Task Force is joining with Knowledgewebb for a FREE webinar: 10 Steps to a Tech-Savvy You on Jan. 26 2-2:45 pm EST. This webinar will outline the 10 steps — and critical websites, social networks and gear — to help you become more tech savvy. You’ll get complete notes as well as a primer on how to manage information overload. The webinar is free, but you must register to attend.
I am a big fan of Google Reader, thanks to Mark Luckie of the 10000 Words blog. My Reader is broken down into different folders on the topics I like to cover. One of my must-read blogs is Digi Dave, written by David Cohn, founder of Spot.Us and a Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow. The Digi Dave blog’s tag line is Journalism is a Process, Not a Product. He blogs extensively about new media and beyond.
Cohn earlier this month re-started the Carnival of Journalism (I joined), which asks people to blog about a specific topic. This month’s topic, with posts due Jan. 21, was on The changing role of Universities for the information needs of a community. You can see the complete roundup of posts here. And below are links to some of my favorite posts from this topic. Enjoy!
- NABJ member Juana Summers – Digital and media literacy courses can’t wait
- Steve Outing – What universities can do for journalism: Innovate!
- Vadim Lavrusik – Journalism Schools Should Stop Producing Content That Lives on Islands
- Washington News Council – The University of Washington’s Center for Communication and Civic Engagement – An example for the Knight Commission
- Campfire Journalism – The Challenges of Student-Run Journalism Ventures
- Christopher Wink – Universities should host the newsrooms of their neighborhoods
If you want to continue to follow the conversation, check out the #jcarn hashtag on Twitter.