Media students 'most employable'

Media studies students – sometimes stereotyped as studying “Mickey Mouse” degrees – are among the most employable of any graduates, says a major survey. –Media students ‘most employable’ (BBC) An interesting detail to keep in mind as I put together my plan for a “Disney Worldview” course for next January. Via Color in a Lurid World.

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The worst word in the language

For crying out loud, I‘m middle class. I went to a school most people would call posh. But if I came home and said to my wife that I wanted a beverage, or asked her to pass the condiments, she?d punch me. When I travel, I don’t need to be treated like Hyacinth Bucket. I want you to understand I speak like you do and that I‘ll understand perfectly if…

What are the lessons from Dan Gillmor's Bayosphere?

If there is any general lesson about Bayosphere, it’s that citizen journalism at the community level needs less high-flown rhetoric and more street-smart testing. The model for what works in content remains to be finished. Citizen journalism is not a failure. But there needs to be a more engaged relationship between the proprietors and impresarios of community sites and their contributors, some of whom are news-gathering novices. –Tom Grbisich –What…