Quiz: The More Things Change in Journalism Education…

[playbuzz-game game=”http://www.playbuzz.com/susansivek10/opinions-on-journalism-education-1973-or-today”] How did you do on the quiz? To be sure, I selected specific quotes to include here (largely to avoid mentions of specific technologies or current j-education buzzwords that would be giveaways). Yet the range of attitudes and arguments represented in these various documents is rather similar. The more things change, the more they …

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When Even Magazine Lovers Get Bored

So why does someone with a long-term background in outdoor magazine publishing suddenly become bored with them? Probably for the same reason I haven’t bought a newspaper in a couple of years. I now get all the information, news and inspiration I need, things that I used to get from papers and magazines, from the …

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Keeping My AcWriMomentum

I participated in Academic Writing Month — aka AcWriMo — for the first time this month, and it’s been a terrific experience. I heard about it on Twitter, learned more from this blog post, and decided to give it a shot. I was skeptical because November is such a hectic month on campus. I decided to …

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I Want My Imagined Community Back

A few thoughts after reading Joe Zeff Design’s recent “How to Save Tablet Magazines”: Turn magazines into something to do, rather than something to read. The post is referring to social and participatory app features here, but there’s another way to think about “something to do.” Magazine researchers talk a lot about how magazines create …

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