4 August . Comment
Well, this is exciting! I’m sure the court judgement will be appealed, but nevertheless it’s encouraging. And it reminds me of the argument made here, which suggests that even if the Vatican is pressing down pretty hard, they may be doing so precisely because so many Catholics have already discerned that they dissent from church teaching on this issue.
UPDATE: Lengthy analysis of key points in the ruling is available in a cogent summary at dailyKos.
24 July . Comment
I like this set of suggestions made by CoolCatTeacher. I don’t actually think they’re so specific to digital media, but rather good advice more generally. In summary:
- Link generously
- Read (or listen) prolifically
- Distribute yourself
- Beware of flattery
- Live life online AND offline
- Latchkey your legacy
- Laugh (alot)
- Take every presentation seriously
- Expect criticism
22 July . Comment
As we start to move closer to utilizing e-portfolios with our students, I want to come back and think about this.
21 July . Comment
21 July . Comment
A fascinating take on the cultural collisions that occur with the advent of global social media.
8 June . Comment
Long ago and far away (in a time that seems VERY far away to me now), I was the communications director to the First Lady of Ohio. In that role I regularly prepped her for interviews, sent out press release, wrote drafts of speeches, and generally tried to get decent coverage of the issues she cared about. I haven’t thought about the day-to-day tasks of that job in a long time, but reading through SBL’s Guide for Academics and the Media (a pdf), brought it all back, vividly. I think the guide is quite useful, and is full of advice that works beyond academe. So, if you have to deal with the media, you might consider taking the advice found there and using it well.
(Hat tip to Stephen Garner for the link!}