Headlines like this frustrate me.
NY Times article this morning: “U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%” None of the people quoted in the article actually point to frustratingly slow growth. True as it may be, why say “only”? Think of all the people who aren’t going to read the article, only see the headline and go about their day more hopeless than ever.
I wade through content and stories, sending links to Read Later, following...– On (Un)organized Consumption | Writing Through the Fog Really worth the read from Cheri Rowlands on how she deals with the deluge of content, media, to-do’s and expectations in our tech-saturated world. It’s a topic that’s dear to me: the relentless focus on the now and ‘what’s next’; the absence...
After love, book collecting is the most exhilarating sport of all.– A.S.W. Rosenbach (via thepenguinpress)
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in...– Henry David Thoreau (via Brain Pickings)
The very interesting question that has arisen as the U.S. has pioneered this...– New York Times national security correspondent Scott Shane tells Terry Gross what would it mean if countries not allied with the United States had their own drone programs. (via nprfreshair)
State of the Union: Tip Sheets from the Pew... →
shortformblog: pewresearch: Are you watching the President’s address tonight? We’ve pulled together key Pew Research findings across 10 topics that Obama is likely to discuss. Get the data so you can follow along. Here are the highlights: The Economy The economy and jobs remain the public’s top two priorities for the White House and Congress. 57% of Americans (and 74% of Republicans) say...
I wonder if Plath would have been saved had she been born in a different time:...– Lena Dunham on Sylvia Plath, who took her own life on this day in 1963 and whose relationship with life and death was quicksand of existence. (via explore-blog)
The FJP: Media Reporting and the Public Editor →
futurejournalismproject: I’m a journalist who has been reporting at a local alt-weekly full-time for about a year. While I’m grateful to have a reporting job straight out of college, I’m realizing that my true passion is to become a media reporter and do work similar to that of this project. Any tips for how to make it…
General news is not relevant to young people because they don’t have context....– Said (Microsoft researcher) Danah Boyd, addressing why young people aren’t following traditional, regular news. FJP: Can’t help but think of this, for one thing. Also, if you’re interested: Jonathan Stray on making news immersive. via Poynter. (via futurejournalismproject)
The FJP: The Millennial's Learning Dilemma →
futurejournalismproject: Digiday came out with an interesting compilation of perspectives on millennials (aka Gen Y, born in from the ’80s to the 2000’s) who comprise the new crop of working professionals in ad agencies. The ad exec’s perspective seems largely to be that millennials feel excessively entitled, are at…
Do not be afraid to want a lot. Things take a long time; practice patience. ...– In this interview on The Great Discontent, the inimitable Debbie Millman (who is newly on SoundCloud!) offers five pieces of advice for young people starting out in any creative field – a fine addition to our running record of sage advice. Complement with Neil Gaiman’s advice on the creative life...
All this journalistic analysis around the ‘Nones’ as the demise of religion. But...– Krista Tippett, who offered these tweets this morning in response to the many reports resulting from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s study, “Nones” on the Rise. (via beingblog)
The best apps for your new Mac | The Verge →
shaneguiter: New Apple computers come with a fair mix of writing, photo editing, and music creation tools — and of course you’ll want to grab essentials like Skype, Twitter, and GrabBox — but we decided to put together a list of apps, tools, and utilities that we always put on a fresh install. And these aren’t just for new computers, either. While you’re playing tech support at home and cleaning...
How To Get A College Degree For Free →
infoneer-pulse: Lucky high school students can scrape together enough scholarships and grants to cover a hefty portion of their college tuition. But working adults? They’re generally on their own. UniversityNow has gained a following for its approach to solving the college tuition program: a competency-based education platform that offers low-cost degrees through two accredited online...
Think Progress: There Have Been 7 Other Mass... →
think-progress: See our timeline since 1999 HERE. December 11, 2012. On Tuesday, 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts killed 2 people and himself with a stolen rifle in Clackamas Town Center, Oregon. His motive is unknown. September 27, 2012. Five were shot to death by 36-year-old Andrew Engeldinger at Accent…
Gift cards. Now it’s time to check out and also time to ask yourself: “What’s my...– How to Hack Chipotle (Thought Catalog) Also: The Chipotle app. This is the biggest life hack of all time. When you’re burrito hungry between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or 4 p.m. to closing, chances are that you’re going to find yourself in line. But you don’t need a helicopter to avoid some...
NPR News App Team released best practices as...
Much of the criticism of the American media during the height of the Iraq War...– Matt Buchanan, Buzzfeed. How to Wage War on the Internet. (via futurejournalismproject)
On Election Night, Facebook Wins →
mymymediadiet: I generally don’t read much of the news on Facebook. I’ve increasingly been following news organizations and publications on FB, as well as subscribing to journalists’ public updates. But I never really read the news there. I get all my interesting links from Twitter, in one way or another, or…
ONA Issues: Saving mobile battery life for Sandy... →
onaissues: If electricity dies during your Sandy coverage, you don’t want your smartphone to do the same. Here’s a round-up of links on how to save the battery to your mobile (for all the tweeting, Instagramming and source phone calls to come). Android: Step by step ways to save power (with pictures)…
More information does not make a more informed population. We need to think...– Getting the News - danah boyd for News.me (via jasalc)
Karl Rove, founder of one of the biggest Republican groups, American Crossroads,...– from an editorial in today’s NY Times. American Crossroads is a Super PAC. That statement alone leaves me agape at the fact that people really believe this is a democracy. One worth replicating in other parts of the world no less.
My My Media Diet: The Debates You Didn't Watch →
How do you catch up on the debates you didn’t watch? Tips appreciated. Follow me at mymymediadiet: October 3: The first presidential debate fell on the same day as my birthday. What did I do? Not watch it in real-time. If I was a little more excited about or in love with either of the candidates, I would have sacrificed my birthday evening. But that is not the case. I did, however, catch...