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TEDxTalks 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. As an up-and-coming artist, Cudi contributed hooks and lyrics to songs by West and Jay-Z, including “Heartless,” “Paranoid” and “Already Home.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Joint London - Blog Richard was unaware that a degree in English literature and a stint running Italian nightclubs was preparing him for a career in advertising. A year at Ogilvy & Mather having the smooth edges roughed up by brutally direct Ford car dealers helped him get a job at Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 1994. He joined the week Levi's Creek went on air, and his obsession with eye-popping ideas that transform businesses and brands was triggered. Over the next 13 years he learnt his trade working on and leading several of the agency's domestic and international flagship accounts, including Audi, Polaroid, Sony Ericsson, Barclays, Gordons Gin and Warburtons. Always as driven by results as by the content itself, he authored the award-winning 1998 Audi IPA Effectiveness Paper. Blessed with good timing, his leadership roles at BBH London (Head of Account Management, New Business Director) occurred when the agency won three consecutive Campaign Magazine Agency of the Year titles.

Announcing the Miso Project | Info Today we are releasing the first part of the Miso project, a set of Open Source tools designed to make it faster and easier to create high quality interactive and data visualization content. This project has been made possible by support from our Global Development desk, who are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation & in collaboration with Bocoup. The first part of Miso to be made public is a JavaScript library called Dataset, the website is here and the code is on Github, you can follow along development via Twitter @TheMisoProject One of the most common patterns we've found while building JavaScript-based interactive content is the need to handle a variety of data sources such as JSON files, CSVs, remote APIs and Google Spreadsheets. Dataset comes with a growing list of examples that showcase not only its ease of use, but also how easy it is to integrate it into existing libraries.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award How To Bring Live Tweets To Readers Not On Twitter Featuring 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. CoveritLive is not just for live blogging. 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 Journalism eCuaderno The Future of News A 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...

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