Category Archives: Technology

Critiquing “The Onion”

  The Onion, with its highly inappropriate stories featuring public figures and indecent language, has been providing America with giggles and eye-rolls since 1988 when it was founded by Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson of UW-Madison. Originally a paper newspaper, … Continue reading

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Diffusing the Trolls

According to Patrick Thornton in the article “Expel Trolls, Racists and Promote Good User Comments on News Sites” (http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/97731/expel-trolls-racists-and-promote-good-user-comments-on-news-sites/), there are six main ways to prevent and discourage people from leaving meaningless, trolling comments on your websites and/or blogs. His first … Continue reading

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The Future of Digital Journalism

The following post is a reaction to the story, http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/how-a-digital-first-approach-guides-a-journalists-work/   “Digital First means different priorities and processes for journalists.” This quote, posted by Steve Buttry in the blog I linked to above, seems to be the simplest, all-encompassing definition for … Continue reading

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Newspaper Web Design

When reading the article “Newspaper Website Design: Trends and Examples” by Smashing Magazine (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/11/newspaper-website-design-trends-and-examples/), the main thing that caught my eye was their opinion on the importance (or unimportance) of having reader commentary on the site. According to the article, … Continue reading

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