What if we had a nutrition label for the news? →
What I'm Reading on Occupy Wall Street
I haven’t known what to make of #OWS. It’s incredibly exciting to see solidarity emerge across social boundaries. It’s inspiring to see activists come together to dialogue across issues and agendas. Do I agree with the movement? What do I choose to occupy? Is this really going to effect change? Are they all lefties? What’s their message? Then in dawned on me that I...
So why does Google News give such a preferred spot to news from organizations?– Matthew Ingram, in this Gigaom Article. I’ve wondered the same thing.
Everything the Media Told You About Occupy Wall... →
This is a simple observational piece by Keith Boykin at the HuffPost. I don’t usually like to reblog the HuffPost. Also, I have a lot more to say about Occupy Wall Street.(Post coming…soon!) But the meantime, it’s food for thought.
Corporate meddling in the Wall Street Journal's... →
Complicated story. Circulation fraud, corporate editorial pressure. Click through the links and comments to read more. Disappointing, but not surprising.
For art criticism we need people who would show the senselessness of looking for...– Leo Tolstoy, making an early case for content curation, quoted in Harold Bloom’s ambitious The Anatomy of Influence (via curiositycounts)
News Literacy Learns a Lesson
The inspiration for this project was, in the first place, to wade through the slush of internet. Granted I’ve been posting a pretty general collection of things born from my frustration reading the news. One of the most interesting questions for me, is what would a really great news literacy class look like? Then there is this article, News Literacy, What Not To Do from Nieman Reports. I...
Steve Jobs: Computer science is a liberal art. →
“In my perspective … science and computer science is a liberal art, it’s something everyone should know how to use, at least, and harness in their life. It’s not something that should be relegated to 5 percent of the population over in the corner. It’s something that everybody should be exposed to and everyone should have mastery of to some extent, and that’s...
What if readers were able to help newsdesks work out which stories were worth...– Dan Roberts, National News Editor, The Guardian. The Guardian is opening up its newslists so you can help us make news. The Guardian is opening itself up this week. Via a blog it’s showing the public — and its competitors — exactly what they’re working on and what they plan to publish. They’re...