Top mistakes made by new online publishers

In reporting a story for the Web, the interview process does not end with publication. When writing a piece, always include an invitation for knowledgeable readers to add more to the story. Writers who fail to do this invite suspicion that they are more interested in promoting (and protecting) their own point of view, instead of allowing their work to compete in the marketplace of ideas. –Robert Niles –Top mistakes…

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Hammer, 3D Design, and the Virtues of Minimalism

Hammer, 3D Design, and the Virtues of Minimalism (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) For the past month, as preparation for teaching a brief Hammer unit in my “New Media Projects” course, I got pretty good at Hammer basics — in part because I recorded a series of Flash tutorials, and doing so really solidified some basic design skills. I hadn’t really realized just how comfortable I’m becoming with Hammer until yesterday, when I…