Musician Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, returns to his high school to talk about growing up and his career path in the music industry. Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Kid Cudi began rapping while attending Shaker Heights High School and later Solon High School. In 2004, Kid Cudi moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue his rap career. He released his first mixtape, “A Kid Named Cudi,” in 2008. The mixtape earned Kanye West’s attention, leading him to sign Cudi to his GOOD Music imprint. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
How To Bring Live Tweets To Readers Not On TwitterFeaturing live tweets on news websites is a great way of bringing readers who may not use Twitter into the conversations that are happening there. Large news sites often use custom code to accomplish the task. Smaller sites tend to use Twitter’s own widget, which I find slow and inadequate for the task. Fortunately, there is a solution that uses a tool that many of us are already familiar with: CoveritLive. CoveritLive is not just for live blogging. The service is able to pull in the live tweets from individual users, lists, search terms and hashtags. 1. If you do not know how to use CoveritLive, a some great tutorials are available here. 2. At the next screen you will be presented with embed code. 3. 4. This can be done either by pressing “Launch Your Live Event Now!” 5.
Campfire Journalism233grados.comeCuadernoThe Future of NewsA colleague of mine at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Val Lauder, recently shared this article with the faculty e-mail list. The piece, written by Johnnie L. Roberts for Newsweek, wonders “Can News Anchors like Katie Couric Survive?” I don’t know whether anchors like Katie Couric can survive, but there is one kind of news anchor that is thriving. They’re called bloggers. The Newsweek article is built around this money quote from Don Hewitt: And Hewitt, 85, the man who coined the term “anchor,” says it may signal the end of an era. We hear those last two sentences a lot, but what do they mean? The economic answer is that in an era of media proliferation and audience splintering the human personality is the most important factor in brand differentiation. The editorial answer is that anchors build trust. but it also said this: (From it sprang one short-lived, terribly unsuccessful and un-resurrected idea. Like this: Like Loading...