500 Words a Day Challenge

Keeping on the theme of it being a new year, I’ve decided to join hundreds of other writers in a 31 day writing challenge. This is my first entry, and as I think about what I hope to get out of this stretching exercise, I can’t help but think about my 2013 stretching exercise (now…

Start-Up Attacks Media Bias

This article covers an interesting new tool that helps users discover media bias. Users download Spinoculars, a toolbar that sits atop the browser and lets readers know if the story they are reading has any phrases or words that indicate bias. (It works only in Firefox now and will work in Internet Explorer in a…

RelevantNoise: Keeping track of the political buzz

I’m a big politics buff, so I thought this article was rather interesting as it brings together my interest in interactive media and the world of politics (and its related to a tool I have used and can recommend). Bloggers and social media enthusiasts on the Internet have weighed in on the recent McCain –…

Relevant Noise: Listening to the conversations

I’ve been looking into Zeta Interactive’s RelevantNoise and hope to get a closer look through a demo and maybe a trial run. Having worked in the blog world for several years, I know how powerful it can be to be able to track what bloggers are saying. Here is how they describe it: Are your…

Day Two: Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith

We started this morning with a session with photojournalists Gary Fong & Kenneth Irby. Interestingly, Kenneth is a ordained pastor, which made for a very fun Gospel-like presentation! I’ll be presenting along side La Shawn Barber at 1PM about the power of blogging. I have read La Shawn’s blog for a long time, but I…

Day One: Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith

Dr. Robert Case is providing introductions for the start of the conference. I just heard the sad news that my good friend Rudy Carrasco won’t be here tonight. Herbert Lowe will be giving the introduction keynote speech. Herbert Lowe is director of communications for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a nonprofit research and policy organization…

In NY for WJI Conference for Minority Journalists of Faith

Hi everyone, Sorry I have been missing in action for so long. There has been a lot going on, starting with a recent job change and a move. I hope to keep blogging here, though it won’t be with the same regularity that you have seen in the past. I’m in NY City this evening,…