Video games going musical

Growing up in a family with no male children, my sister and I have never been big on video games. Our parents didn’t seem to see the need for their daughters to learn how to get two plumber brothers to defeat the king of a “turtle-like” race called Koopas or to figure out which punch/kick/fireball combination […]

The impact of technology on our lives through song and spoken word

This quarter has been all about how technology is taking over traditional newsrooms and extending it out into the general public. I got a little curious about how technology is affecting people in other places besides the newsroom. So, being the typical college student, I went on YouTube to see what I could find.

The responsibilities of the “fifth estate”

Ethics. Morals. Principles. Call them what you will, but in the world of journalism, they all pretty much boil down to act the same way: as a guide we journalists follow to help us make decisions about what to write or not to write as well as how we want our work to be perceived. […]

Networking: Where the only way is out

This week’s readings were focused around how, in this day a age, technologically speaking, it’s all about networking and how we’ve become a networking society. And just as that old cliche goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know–or at least whatever the technological equivalent would be. For all the different types of softwares […]

Macbook Air: Are you the one for me?

So, for those of you who’ve been reading my blog semi-regularly (Hi Kathy!), you’ve probably figured out that I’ll be graduating soon and am a bit wary about entering the worderful world of journalism, especially with how difficult is becoming to find a job and whatnot. As a graduation present, my parents said that they […]

Legal matters

This week’s readings were focused around the legalities behind blogging and citizen journalism. I’m very glad that Dispatches from Blogistan covered this topic. I thought that it was only logical for Stefanac to add a chapter in her book about copyright, libel and the like. It seemed the responsible thing for her to do since her […]

The time of reckoning has come: Deal with it!

So this week’s reading was in Dispatches from Blogistan and was entitled “Blogs as Soapboxes.” As I read it, I wasn’t really surprised to find out that the majority of bloggers are still “writing about ‘my life.’” At least, as of July of 2006. There’s this saying you hear a lot in the writing industry, […]