Oct 13 2010

At a Glance: Journalism In the Age of Data

Journalism in the Age of Data from Geoff McGhee on Vimeo.

It’s about an hour long, but I encourage you, especially those of you interested in the future of news, media, and journalism, to take a look at this fascinating short doc on data visualization as the world moves forward from print to digital.

The film, produced during a journalism fellowship at Stanford University, covers a broad range of topics about graphics design for news sources, including a showcase of some of the finest (and most confusing) graphs and charts produced recently.  The main focus is the innovative work the New York Times has done, and some of the world’s brightest minds in this burgeoning medium.  Indeed, as software and data programs become more common and accessible, the art of translating a ton of data into something the average newspaper reader can understand is challenging, intriguing, and creative.

Sep 25 2010

Recommended Reading: Random Articles 9/25/10

Bill Maher – New Rule: Rich People Who Complain About Being Vilified Should Be Vilified

Will the Verizon iPhone Ever Exist?

Social Media – Easier Than You Think

Aug 13 2010

Recommended Reading: The Web Means the End of Forgetting

It’s a few weeks old, but by no means is it irrelevant – the New York Times recently published a lengthy article regarding the ongoing debate and progression concerning what we forever leave in cyberspace and what will ultimately be deleted forever.  Keeping information around may be damaging to some, but informative for others.

On almost a weekly basis nowadays, we hear about someone who has been fired or denied a job or promotion because of their “online activities.”  Whether this be bad-mouthing their company or boss, complaining about being bored at work, or posting pictures of themselves at a keg party, the consequences of what we post and type are more serious than ever before, and the young and old are starting to care a lot about it.

Jeffrey Rosen’s piece is very informative, very well-written, and very long, so I would set aside a good half-hour to read the whole thing.  But read it – at some point in time, this subject will affect all of us.