As a twenty-year-old, this is the first time I get to vote in a national election. I see why so many teenagers don’t vote, it’s scary! First of all, we are so busy with college and our lives that being able to follow the election to figure out who we want to vote for is… Continue reading 5 Life Changing Political Apps
There are many different mediums of news because of growing innovations in technology. Journalism and blogging has evolved past ink and paper to onto phones, apps, radio and more. Developments in radio and mobile devices have lead to the revival of podcasts, which are once again growing in popularity. Advocates of the podcast seem optimistic about… Continue reading Podcasting and where it’s headed
Hear Nebraska is a unique website showcasing Nebraska music and culture in long-form features. According to the site, their vision is: “Hear Nebraska strives to make the state a globally recognized cultural destination.” Co-founders Andrew and Angie Norman, both Nebraska natives, recently came to Michigan State University, where Andrew earned his master’s degree in environmental journalism,… Continue reading Hear Nebraska: Making a Case for Local Blogging
Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto/agsandrew Internet and smartphones provide people with various ways to process the information and news in the fastest way possible. As the technology developed, people pursue speed more than ever. In order to adapt a world where everything is instant, even the information, many journalist also choose to produce instant news reports. They… Continue reading Wisdom Journalism: Calling For Responsibility and Credibility
With popular streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play getting into the podcast business, it appears that the form of audio media is as popular as ever. While it has not been formally announced, a deleted Bill Simmons tweet indicated that Google play’s service will soon launch, carrying his popular “BSPN” podcast. This is exciting… Continue reading Podcasts Continue Trend of Steady Growth
Before I decided to purse journalism, my parents asked me what I could do in the future with such a degree. It is a tough question to answer. This question has been asked by many different people at different locations again and again, but I still haven’t found the answer yet. What can I do in… Continue reading Why Journalism Students Should Double-Major
The Chris Hughes era of The New Republic (TNR) seems to fulfill every old-school journalist’s greatest fear: A tech-focused millennial swoops in to “save” a struggling, small-circulation, niche magazine, attempting to “reinvent” the name for a 21st century audience. Hughes’ attempt to convert this very traditional magazine into a digital-heavy publication, however, has proven detrimental to the TNR name. This… Continue reading Old Journalism vs. New Journalism
… 1990s audio books on cassette tapes. I remember when I was little, I hated reading books. At the public library, I always yearned to go to the children’s cassette tape area to rent stories that I could play in my little pink Hello Kitty tape player back at home. Sometimes, if I was lucky, my parents would slide… Continue reading Podcasts remind me of…
Picture found on Technobuffalo.com by Jack Nissen To title the The New Republic’s article: “The End of the Dark Ages of Podcasting” is to claim this form journalism had dark ages. I take issue with this statement. Podcasting is not rising from the ashes. It isn’t some fallen-from-grace brand of story telling that is suddenly experiencing a… Continue reading Puh…Puh…Puh…Podcasts!
While reading articles about the New Republic Meltdown on VOX and The New Yorker I was really interested in the hate that was being sent to Chris Hughes. I honestly didn’t even know who this guy was and when I Googled him I was shocked that he was SO young. A little more research and I… Continue reading What’s on sale this week? The New Republic.