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The future of e-books

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

As with most new technology, there are those who love e-books and those who are scared of them. It’s been said that e-books have lowered the bar on the word count of books. Books are apparently getting shorter. I found in “Replacing textbooks with e-books may be a mistake”, when reading online people have shorter […]

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The current state of things

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

Borders is gone. The question is why? Well for most, it’s not a question. It’s a warning. A warning to show that in this age of technology you have to adapt — or be left in the dust. A Wall Street Journal titled “One Chapter Closes…As New One Is Opening” describes the fall of Borders. […]

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Before Borders

Posted by: | November 28, 2011 | No Comment |

Before going into the death of Borders and the changes in the ways we publish and consume written works, it is important to understand how we got here. It all goes back to 618 where the Chinese — not Gutenberg — invented block printing to reproduce copies of the tipao. The tipao were official newsletters […]

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I swear I’m not stalling. Andrew and I met over the weekend and have decided to split up the huge topic into three blog posts (not including this one): The Before The Current State of Things The Future In “The Before”, we’ll explain how it was before the death of Borders and what e-books are. […]

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The death of Borders: Introduction

Posted by: | November 1, 2011 | No Comment |

When I first heard Borders was going out of business, my first thought was “where else was I going to get such good coffee?” Yea, I didn’t think about the books. I have the Kindle App on my phone. I have google books. I have Barns & Noble as well as the other bookstores in […]

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Let’s do the time warp again

Posted by: | October 25, 2011 | No Comment |

Since we took our first test last class, I decided I’d do a wrap-up of all the ethnic press events from our timeline.

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We’ve been learning about spoken word giving way to the written word. This past weekend, I went to the National Museum of African Art. I saw this picture: I was totally confused. You may not be able to see it but the script making up the face on the left is illegible Arabic. It took […]

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Presentation/Graphics: iWorld

Posted by: | October 13, 2011 | No Comment |

OK, so I have  a confession. Up until last week I had an Sansa mp3 player. Yes, I’ve gone without an iPod for that long. So now is the time to buy an iPod. Zune is going down and I honestly don’t hear anything else about the other mp3 contenders so I’ll just get an […]

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Presentations and graphics have obviously improved with greater technology. But I don’t think we truly realize how much they invade our everyday lives. Why else does Facebook change its layout so much? Why do I prefer Facebook over Google+? It’s the presentation. We know that it’s not just what it is, but what it looks […]

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Travel Journalism’s itinerary

Posted by: | September 27, 2011 | No Comment |

Travel journalism has been around since 1160, where a rabbi wrote of his travels. In that age, travel news was mainly written. Now it is usually televised or photographed. Regardless of the medium, travel journalism seeks to describe places to an audience. It may be that in this age, we are more visual so these […]

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Storytelling: Herodotus to Storify

Posted by: | September 20, 2011 | No Comment |

To me, storytelling isn’t just orally telling the story. In the age of Zuckerberg, journalists and others practice visual storytelling via applications like Storify. For those of you who need a little reminding of what a Storify looks like, check this one out:

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Japan and the history of print journalism aren’t two topics that people often think about together. And truthfully, I have no idea how they impact each other, either. But I studied Japanese in high school so I figured I’d volunteer to blog about the Japanese contribution. Much of our timeline has concentrated on Europe and […]

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