Global Moxie's Josh Clark suggests the future may not be, or may not need, smart refrigerators, microwaves, etc. The future will use mobile devices to control more aspects of our lives, but they won’t necessarily be an all-in-one tool.
There is an interesting twist to the way Safari currently blocks and now Firefox proposes to block third-party cookies. In an attempt to not “break the Internet” by blocking all third-party cookies, the browsers will allow third parties to set cookies on you if you had previously visited their site.
First sentences can make or break a story. Writer Justin Heckert said he has to spend most of his time going over and over and over his opening sentence before he can move on to the rest of the story to make sure it grabs the reader.
Walt Harrington lectured about the importance of ethics based on his long-time experience in journalism. He believes that accuracy is not only about a journalist’s individual credibility, but the reputation of the publication, the industry and our society.
Whenever one of the main Web browsers announces a new default do-not-track mechanism, the ad industry suggests the new privacy controls will harm their business. Reynolds Fellow Matt Sokoloff sees these privacy controls a little differently.
Concentrating on “The Last Trawlers,” a piece about the decline of shrimp boating along the coast of Georgia, Tony Rehagen explores the literary anthropologist’s mission: to go out and find the story, even though you’re unsure what it’s going to be; and further, how to discover your story in the material you’ve gathered.
Using as a focal point “The Education of Ms. Barsallo,” which chronicles the life of a first year teacher in a challenging public school, Robert Sanchez discusses the art of acquiring access, spending time, and going deep with your subject. Learn how memorable scenes are everywhere if you pay attention to your reporting universe.