I’ve been a journalist for more than 12 years. From the time I started to the time I left in May 2015, things changed… a lot. I think journalism lost itself along the way. It tried to adapt too fast, speed began to equal better and facts slipped through the cracks. Clicks became more and… Continue reading Breaking News: Journalism Needs A Wake Up Call
Big data. I admit, when this topic came up in class, all I could think was… BORING! I mean no disrespect, but this is just a topic that really doesn’t interest me. Unfortunately, I am not the Professor, so I had no choice but to suffer through the week long lessons. It turns out, big… Continue reading Give Big Data A Chance
Did digital communications impact the 2016 Presidential election? Um, yes, most definitely. So much so that suddenly people are worried about the spread of fake news. I have worked in media for over 12 years now. So I like to think I am pretty media literate. That means I am aware of what news… Continue reading Digital Communications & Decision 2016
As I have talked about before, I have grown up, witnessing first had, the digital age come to life as we know it today. So yes, I like to think I am pretty up on my tech stuff. Not everyone can make that claim though. It’s expensive to be on the up and up with… Continue reading The Digital Divide Is Coming For Us!
It’s hard to step back and think about what social media I use most often. I’ve been using social media for over a decade. It started long ago with something called IRC then ICQ. Now it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pintrest, Snapchat… you get the picture. These days I am not just using social… Continue reading My Relationship With Facebook: A look At How I Use Social Media
This (or something very close to it) was the first computer I remember having at home: It didn’t do a lot. I could type stuff and print it out. I could save the work to a disk (yes a disk, not a thumb drive or a cloud). Mostly, I played a lot of Donkey Kong… Continue reading The Evolution of the Internet ( Well, from my perspective)
It’s safe to say we live in a digital world. I mean, my grandmother texted me last night! Personally, I love the digital world. I love being able to catch up on the news without needing my TV. I love watching my favorite TV show from my smartphone on that Saturday morning when I just… Continue reading Digital Influences: The Good and the Bad.