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The Old Rules Are Changing

December 16, 2006

george_allen_081406.jpg has named its person of the year, the 21-year-old Webb campaign volunteer who captured on tape the incumbent, Virginia Senator George Allen, calling him “macaca” and welcoming him to America.

What seasoned politician with a commanding lead, fully expecting an easy victory and looking to presidential hopes for 2008, would look at a dark-skinned kid holding a camera and call him a name? Any name? Mr. Allen, you made it too easy.

Get the story, in more ways than one. And don’t leave home without your camera!

Check out my November 28 post on England, Allen and Richards. Mr. Allen is in good company.

Final: Intro for T&A

December 12, 2006

Here is our movie for the final.

T&A designs is a new clothing company that my sister and her friend just started. Joeline and I thought it would be fun to do a little introduction through a documentary for them.

New Media Maven

December 10, 2006

The online Guardian Unlimited has a lengthy article (registration required) on Arianna Huffington and her post. Fan or not, and politics aside, we must agree she has been instrumental in the convergence of different spheres of influence and points of view.

Getting to #5 in the blogosphere as she has done involves a lot of effort in building constituencies; she was once described as the one of the most aggressive self-promoters in Washington, D.C., a city known for self-interested arrivals.

May each of us climb to such heights in visibility with the new media training we have received this semester in JMC 163 at SJSU!

jmc 163

November 30, 2006

I can not believe that SJSU, a school that prides itself on being in the heart of the Silicon Valley, took this long to create a class like 163. This class is vital to our success in the “real world.” When I talk to professionals in the communications industry about this class, they have all mentioned that this class will make us stand out amongst others when applying for jobs. At PR Day in November, a PR director said that he’d be interested in taking a class like this, because it would be really beneficial to his work.

I agree with others that SJSU needs to revamp the cirriculum.

Gifts and Icons

November 22, 2006


Sometimes the gifts just pour in.

I had the opportunity to talk with Andrew Venegas after class this evening, learning more about his theater interests and the direction he’s taking with his studies. We discussed Andrew’s recent blog about Scott Adams and his most recent book. More on that in a separate post.

I arrived home, flying over the mountain listening to Terry Gross and her interview of Parker Posey, who has worked extensively with Christopher Guest, a director who, in the actress’s words, “Really trusts his actors to bring something special to the scene.”

And then I heard of Robert Altman’s passing, at 81. An iconoclast in Hollywood who worked on projects of his choosing for more than 40 years. A director who, people said repeatedly, trusted his actors to deliver more than the words in the screenplay. My favorite quote attributed to Altman: “To play it safe is not to play.”

To play it safe is not to play. Sit with it for a while.

That’s where we are with new media.

 Learn all the journalism, ethics, software, equipment and new media tools; learn them well. Then play.

Do not play it safe.

Podcast smodcast

November 7, 2006

Yup. the podcast is finally here. I know, I know, everyone is so excited to hear me talk about beer, friends and restaurants in the San Jose area. Well, if you like beer- maybe you will listen to this. Don’t worry we don’t sing 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

Midterm podcasts

November 7, 2006

So, it finally worked once I got a little help from some great people in class. I worked with Joeline on the podcasts and we basically went to one of our favorite laid back placed to have some dinner and chat. And we ended up recording a barroom chat session which sounds a little beer obsessed. The content doesn’t really matter to me, I got it to work!


About Innovation Journalism

September 14, 2006

Innovation Journalism
Here is a blog to watch. What is innovation journalism? Glad you asked, according to their website:

Innovation Journalism covers technical, business, legal and political aspects of innovations and innovation systems. Good Innovation Journalism contributes to society by enhancing the public debate through better common knowledge and understanding of innovation issues.

David Nordfors, from Stanford University is the Founder and Editor, Senior Research Scholar – Innovation Journalism, which is an on-line journal. New issues of Innovation Journalism are distributed automatically by email to subscribers. Subscription details are on their website. Thanks Renee Blodgett for turning us on to this via her blog.