Curious Oregon: Yamhill-Carlton Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Curious Oregon: Yamhill-Carlton Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

I found a 1973 book called Oregon for the Curious at our local Goodwill store recently. It’s by Ralph Friedman, who I’ve since learned wrote many books of Oregon travel tales and folklore. You can find more about this particular book at OregonLive. What sold me on the book as I loitered in the Goodwill bookshelves was Friedman’s …

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New at PBS MediaShift: Magazine Multimedia and Analytics

New at PBS MediaShift: Magazine Multimedia and Analytics

I have two new posts up at PBS MediaShift: one on the integration of multimedia production into magazine production processes (which finally seems to have become a more natural part of the workflow), and a second sort-of-follow-up piece on how magazines know when their multimedia works…analytics! The use of analytics to refine digital magazine content …

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Quiz: The More Things Change in Journalism Education…

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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Standing Desk, Seated Lunch [#OneLittleThing Series]

Standing Desk, Seated Lunch [#OneLittleThing Series]

As I’ve written about on the blog before, I’ve been trying to reduce the time that I’m sedentary while working. I got a cool treadmill attachment (in lieu of an expensive treadmill desk) that I use at home on occasion, and also adapted an old video editing station into a standing desk in my office this year. …

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Interdisciplinary Thinking [#OneLittleThing Series]

Interdisciplinary Thinking [#OneLittleThing Series]

If this week had a theme, it would be “interdisciplinary thinking.” Here are some of the items on my calendar from the first three days of this week: Monday afternoon: Visit tattoo photography exhibit (at a wine tasting room!), related to a course research project on tattoos in music videos conducted by my Research Methods …

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Storyline Day Planner [#OneLittleThing Series]

Storyline Day Planner [#OneLittleThing Series]

I’m starting a new series of posts on this blog to make weekly blogging easier. I haven’t posted since February (sigh). I’m going to set the bar a little lower for myself in terms of post length, but ideally won’t sacrifice any of the utility and quality. This new series is called #OneLittleThing. Each post …

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When Even Magazine Lovers Get Bored

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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Portfolio Options for Journalism and Media Students

Portfolio Options for Journalism and Media Students

I’m talking with our Senior Seminar students tonight about some options for creating portfolios to represent their work during their Mass Communication courses at Linfield. With all the links and details I need to share — and realizing others might like to have this information too! — I decided to post about the topic here. …

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Recent Posts on PBS MediaShift: Women’s Magazines and NatGeo-Fulbright Fellowship

Recent Posts on PBS MediaShift: Women’s Magazines and NatGeo-Fulbright Fellowship

I had two posts at PBS MediaShift in January that I need to mention here: Digital Technology Remodels Women’s Magazines and National Geographic, Fulbright Partner for Digital Storytelling Fellowship. It was a thrill to talk with Brooke Erin Duffy about her new book on how technology is changing women’s magazines. I loved bringing such great academic work …

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Keeping My AcWriMomentum

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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