By Andrew M. Seaman | January 29th, 2010
Welcome to The Weekly Index!
Please forgive the minimal posts this week. The school year is back, and in full swing, but I’ve compiled a pretty good list of links to keep you busy.
- Jessica Durkin, SPJ Digital Media Committee member, has a really cool post on one of the first tablets that people hoped would revolutionize the way we read newspapers. Obviously, the tablet in the 1994 video wasn’t and instant success, but who knows? Maybe, Apple will have better luck over a decade later.
- Speaking of the iPad, here is what The New York Times had to say.
- In more related Apple news: The University of Florida said they will require some of their journalism students to buy Macs, software packages, and other equipment. I can’t say that I am in favor of it, but the students will be able to use financial aid.
- You may not have the money to start a school newspaper, but as long as you have eager young minds… anything is possible. A high school in Ohio had trouble reviving a school paper that had sat dormant for 15 years. Their answer: Blog!
- Hey, young journalists! Do you have an online portfolio? Why not check in on the discussion over at SPJ’s Generation J blog.
- The Los Angeles Times has partnered with students from USC to produce content for their homicide blog.
- A battle has been brewing between a teachers union and a student publication in Nevada. A teachers union attempted to stop the publication of an article, but it looks like the article was published today after all. Check one for the First Amendment. Also, check back for a longer post on this.
- It looks like an old printing plant from The Washington Post will be sold, but unfortunately it doesn’t look like the presses will be start back up. The University of Maryland purchased the plant, which closed last year to extend their east campus.
There are about 100 other links that I would like to share with you, but I am heading to class. I will update the post later with a few more!