Monday, August 6, 2007

Exit the Blogosphere

Thus ends this summer's NYU continuing ed media studies class about blogging.

I had a blast and really enjoyed the students -- and their ideas and insights about blogs and online media.

People who rode along should be sure to check out the student blogs -- nascent though they may be -- and let students know what you think of their work!

I'll see you online. Feel free to contact me at any time: kalel AT well DOT com.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Notes from July 25

You can now access the notes from our final session online.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Guest from July 18: Elizabeth Spiers

This week, we were joined by Elizabeth Spiers.

As the founding editor of Gawker, the founder and former publisher of Dead Horse Media (home of Dealbreaker and Fashionista, among another), she was chock full of stories about what it means to blog professionally -- as a writer, and as a business owner.

Thanks, Elizabeth, for stopping by!

Notes from July 18

My notes from this week are now available.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Notes from July 11

Maybe it was the rain, but only one student showed up tonight! We hung out discussing blogs and other topics until almost 7:30 before calling it a night. Class will resume next week, and we'll just shift topics ahead a week in the syllabus. I'll update that document now.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Guests from June 27: Gregory Galant, Amit Gupta, and Angus McIntyre

We had three guest speakers last week -- multiple guests for multiple media. They were Gregory Galant, host and executive producer of Venture Voice, as well as CEO of RadioTail (podcasting); Amit Gupta, founder of Photojojo (photoblogging) -- and pictured; and Angus McIntyre, senior developer of (videoblogging).

Guest Notes from June 27: Angus McIntyre

Guest Angus's notes are also now available.

Notes from June 27

My notes are now available.

Monday, June 25, 2007

On Transliteracy

When I pinged Eric Rice for feedback about the podcast portion of this class, he turned me onto a new term: transliteracy.

I've long been interested in multiple media literacy, but this term frames my thinking in a new way. It should be useful for this week's session.

Guest from June 20: Tery Spataro

Last week's guest speaker, Tery Spataro, works as senior strategist, interactive media, for Siegel+Gale, a branding firm. She's also an active blogger, contributing to Daily Eats and BlogHer.

Having been active in online communities almost as long as they've been around, Tery shared some stories about her experiences and ideas. She also brought delicious chocolates!