“You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, Michelle”

Posted by on Feb 8, 2009 in Blog, theory, web, writing | No Comments

As some of you may know, my reporting beat at Medill right now is medical research.  One of my recent struggles has been fulfilling my class’ requirements for taking pictures, which is tough to do when dealing with large Chicago hospitals.  Perseverance can get you to speak to the chief of surgery, but it’s very […]


Posted by on Feb 1, 2009 in Blog, theory, web, writing | No Comments

What I’m about to say may mystify you, as I virtually throw myself over the bridge, in front of the bus, whatever metaphor you choose. Whatever happened to accountability for fact errors in journalism? Yes, as a practicing journalist I realize just how easy it is to make a fact error accidentally. And every time […]

Analysis of Interactive Features In WaPo’s Inauguration Timeline Map

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009 in Blog, web | No Comments

The Climax of New Media and Obamamania Many have argued that Obama’s candidacy would have been less successful if it had not been for the support of candidates who were mobilized and brought together by digital and social media technologies. Then, it makes sense that a lot of buzz surrounded the role of new and […]

How much video is too much video?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2009 in Blog, web | No Comments

As the inauguration approaches, I would love to be in D.C.  Chicago’s been THE place to be for long enough though, so I’m happy staying here.  I anticipate lots of crowds, and not lots of access to the interesting sights, parties and get-togethers. But I would like to see video, lots of video, to make […]

"Alternative Storytelling"

Posted by on Jan 11, 2009 in Blog, theory, web, writing | One Comment

Musings about what “alternative storytelling” means, and how it’s not a question-and-answer format article.