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What 10 Weeks of Independent Study in Tahiti Taught Me About Telling a Good Story

By Kristen Walker, Comm Lead Alumni Fellow It was a cold, damp afternoon in March when I stepped off the plane in Seattle, home again for the first time in almost three months. I was returning from my second study abroad trip to French...Show More Summary

Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts

22 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media. Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  The asymmetry is staggering. Show More Summary

Three Years Later: Tim Cook’s Apple

22 hours agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

  On September 9th, Apple will announce products likely to be seen as a new milestone in Tim Cook’s tenure as Apple’s CEO. You Break It You Own It. This Labor Day weekend sits about midway between two  anniversaries: Tim Cook assumed...Show More Summary

Viral Video: Icebucket Challenge Officially Threadjacked

#Icebucket Challenge With the success of the ALS Association’s #icebucket challenge going $94.3million strong (and counting), we had a hard time picking just one viral video this week. We could focus on the celebrities like Amanda Palmer who lost family members to ALS or we could discuss the horrible ads or the awesome ads that have sprung up. Show More Summary

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

In his documentary The Internet’s Own Boy, Brian Knappenberger provides a compelling account of the life of pioneering technical prodigy and Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who died in early 2013. Before Swartz died by suicide at the...Show More Summary

What Are the Most Interesting, Important, Challenging Issues in Local?

5 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

I’m giving an opening presentation in a couple of weeks at the SIINDA conference in Munich. SIINDA, the search and information industry association, is the merger of the former EADP (yellow pages) and EIDQ (directory assistance) trade associations. I’ve got a number of things I could talk about but they’re all too familiar. I feel that I’ve […]

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