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Last Build Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:11:32 +0000

 



When your big, obnoxious Flash ad doesn’t work and just crashes the Web page

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:11:32 +0000

This just happened to me. Like a lot of people, I don’t have Flash installed on Safari (I use Chrome when I need it). This website tried to popup some kind of Flash interstitial or overlay and because I didn’t have Flash, it just froze the entire page, making it impossible for me to read the …



Vanity Fair, for when one interstitial is not enough

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:29:00 +0000

It’s kind of annoying when you click on a link and the first thing that happens is that an interstitial pops up that obscures your ability to read said page. But hey, we all have to pay the bills. But when said interstitial is then interrupted by an auto-playing video interstitial, you can see why …



The coming ad-block apocalypse

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:15:25 +0000

The Economist estimates that about 200 million people around the world are using ad-blocking software on websites, and the trajectory of people using ad-blocking software is growing at least 50 million users a year. Most of the news industry is ad supported. This is not good news. But it gets worse. Mobile devices have largely been …



Overcoming the wall of links on news homepages

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:59:22 +0000

Ask yourself this: What should I click on? Our homepage like most traditional journalism homepages is a wall test of links. Everywhere you look there are similar sized links to stories. It’s hard to make out individual stories to click on unless you really focus. And guess what? When users can’t find stories to focus on, …



There is no value in working for free for publicity

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:51:59 +0000

“I don’t take a piss for free.” Most journalists at some point will be asked to work for free, especially young journalists starting out. They’ll tell you its for publicity. That it’ll help you get work in the future. But what exactly does that mean? I’ll get publicity for not getting paid so that some …



Carnival of Journalism: Modernizing college media organizations

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:23:38 +0000

The Carnival of Journalism returns! This is our first post back, and our mission is to try to have thoughtful discourse around different journalism topics. This month we turn our attention to the future of journalism: Journalism students. THE TOPIC  Student news organizations have traditionally existed to give students experience before entering the workforce. The …



Dear Huffington Post, you get the commenters you deserve and real names won’t change that

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:05:17 +0000

The only way to good comments after news stories is to actively care about getting good comments — not by forcing people to use real names when leaving comments. Take a look at the comments after many nytimes.com stories. It takes a combination of setting a clear tone of what comments should be like, active …



Why I am so happy that I chose Flickr over Instagram for my photo of the day project

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:12:40 +0000

If you want to learn to be a better photographer, skip Instagram and head over to Flickr. Forget the filters. Skip the smartphone. If you want to become a better photographer, even when you use filters and smartphones, dedicate a week, a month or even a year to carrying around a dedicated camera everyday and …



Where are my photos of the day? On social media

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:54:48 +0000

You may be wondering where my promised photos of the day are. I’ve been sharing them all along on Flickr, Facebook and Twitter. I think posting every photo of the day here would overwhelm the blog, especially since I don’t write as much as I used to (I blame grad school while working full time …



Why The Washington Post uses WordPress (or why your CMS doesn’t have to suck)

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:49:01 +0000

“Ben Bradlee is 93 years old. Do you think he wants to use your crappy CMS?” The Washington Post’s Yuri Victor describes in the above video why The Post uses WordPress and why they are using it more often (you can read more about his thoughts here). Complaining about content management systems is one of …



Food Truck Friday with coworkers (indoors because of rain)

Sat, 08 Jun 2013 04:03:43 +0000

This is part of my photo of the day project.



Rain on the way home from work

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 01:28:25 +0000

This is part of my photo of the day project.



Dupont Circle bench

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 03:57:41 +0000

I had a hard time choosing today’s photo of the day. I went with this shot of the curved bench in Dupont Circle, because it’s rare to see some many strangers sitting next to each other in a park. People come here every day to take a break from work or to get some reading …



Photo of the day project

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 03:45:14 +0000

I’m starting a project today where I’ll be taking and posting  one photo every day to this blog, Flickr and Facebook. The purpose of this project is to get me to think more visually. I’ve taken photos for years, but never with a day-in-day-out focus like this. I think just about everyone can take a …



Metro coming into the station

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 01:09:46 +0000