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On The Media: This Week

On The Media: This Week

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Facebook's Growing Role in Social Journalism A Facebook-only news organization? It was only a matter of time. The Rockville Central, a community news site in the Washington, D.C., area, will move all its operations and news coverage to its Facebook Page starting on March 1. 5 Best Practices for Applying Game Mechanics to Your Website Craig Ferrara is a senior gaming & UI expert at Gigya, where he designs the integrations of Gigya's technology into clients' websites. Gigya makes sites social by integrating a suite of plugins like Social Login, Comments, Activity Feeds, Social Analytics and now Game Mechanics into websites. Conversations about game mechanics — the rules that govern how enjoyable a game is — are changing. Formerly a topic mostly discussed by game designers and gamer geeks like myself, gamification is now part of the business discussion as marketers look to apply it to websites.

Waverly Hills Sanitorium - Historical and Paranormal Site Starting Thursday January 2, 2014 we will begin taking reservations for tours and investigations for 2014! The office will open at 9:00 am Eastern Time. Tours and Investigations begin in March! WTF with Marc Maron Podcast Episode 490 - Alan Bursky Mon, April 21, 2014 Comedian Alan Bursky is like a dark Zelig passing through modern standup. As Marc finds out in their conversation, Alan played a pivotal role in birth of The Comedy Store and in the lives of several major comics. Plus, writer and classic showbiz expert Kliph Nesteroff stops by to talk about legendary producer George Schlatter. And Marc pays tribute to the comic duo Otto and George.

A Cocktail Party With Readers I haven’t been tweeting long enough to judge its merits. But I note that some Times writers and editors have become prolific at it, sending out thousands of tweets to thousands and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of followers. For them, the online service, which allows you to transmit 140-character messages and links, has emerged as a vast medium of information exchange.

Writing Blanks, Board Games and other Educational Games of the 18th and 19th centuries from the John Johnson and Harding Collections Since the acquisition of the Opie Collection, the Bodleian has become a centre for studies in juvenilia; this has led to increased interest in the games in the John Johnson Collection, with concomitant preservation and handling problems. Many of these games are housed in drawers, others in large folders. Because of their size they are vulnerable. They are also rare. The aim of the project was to digitise a large proportion of this material, and to make it available to the international research community both through the John Johnson Collection online catalogue and through the ODL website. The study of games and their role in the education of children is itself a popular research topic, and the cataloguing and digitisation of this material will facilitate research into printers, publishers and sellers of games, and into popular iconography and representation (e.g. of religious subjects, royalty, battles, of children themselves, etc).

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs class, July, 1984. : Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Please see your browser settings for this feature. Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect. You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr. Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died. Despite shrinking newsrooms and overworked reporters, journalism is in fact thriving. The art of information gathering, analysis and dissemination has arguably been strengthened over the last several years, and given rise and importance to a new role: the journalistic curator. The concept of curating news is not new.

Part 4: Editing Section 1 - Devices a) TRANSITIONS The shot is defined by editing but editing also works to join shots together. There are many ways of effecting that transition, some more evident than others. Category Archives: Gar Alperovitz Podcast Part 2 of my conversation with Peter Buffett: “If you don’t have a way to speak to ordinary Americans, you’re not in the game.” Picking up where the short introductory excerpt left off, this next segment from our long conversation finds Peter Buffett and myself discussing the influence that growing up Midwestern had on both of us, and how these early experiences of community have shaped—for the better (we hope)!—the way we each try to talk about systemic challenges and solutions.

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