What Professional and Citizen Journalists Can Learn From Each Other

Something important is happening in the world of journalism:. It’s an evolution from the lecture model, to which we in mass media have become accustomed in the past century, to something closer to a conversation. The shift stems from the collision of technology with media. This evolution is having an effect on all three major constituencies of journalism. The most important of those is what I call the former audience…

Attack of the Drones

Rogers’ Predator is one of more than 1,200 UAVs in the US military arsenal; three years ago, there were fewer than 100 in the field. Today drones as small as a crow and as big as a Cessna are searching for roadside bombs, seeking out insurgents, and watching the backs of US troops. They’re cheap, they can stay in the air longer than any manned aircraft, and they can see…

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I am dead inside, and I have the educational system to thank

Random things that I will not miss about high school: – listening to my classmates whine – my business law teacher parroting back everything I say in the form of a question – never getting any input on anything I turn in – disgusting bathrooms – listening to my male teachers flaunt their “big, tough guy” persona – not having enough writing or literature classes – hearing my teachers talk…