A 2013 Bloomberg op-ed is surprisingly descriptive of the explosion of the American social fabric, a disaster accelerated with the advent of COVID-19.
In 2004, a team of Medill School of Journalism grad students thought they could use the internet to fix what was wrong with it. But with increasing social isolation, rising partisanship, and newspapers’ ongoing woes, it seems that the problems have gotten worse, not better. Perhaps that’s why Google launched an experiment in local, user-generated storytelling: Bulletin.
Wading through today’s media universe, you may think there’s no way for your content to stand out. Worry not. The 7R media strategy will put an end to the cruel reign of the cat GIF.
The cost of stopping goes up as the American machine churns more and more rapidly. But what happens when an entire nation starts living paycheck to paycheck? When hundreds of millions of people think, “If I stop, I die.”
Just like you get your body into a certain position to make meditation more effective, so too can you position your thoughts to move more easily into the Zen zone. Here are 13 statements that help me.
I wrote about the 40 most important things I’ve learned in 40 years. What has life taught you?
All of those thoughts in our head that create the experience of life from moment to moment — mundane and profound alike — have finally broken past the speed limits of time, distance, and hierarchical power. Blame and credit the internet.
Life used to be so inconvenient prior to the internet. There were no one-button presses to satisfy every want, no Google to find every answer, no screen through which to mediate every bit of communication. You had to talk to people in all their glory, ugliness, prejudice and promise. And if you wanted to get… Continue reading The era of the performer rises as civility plummets and partisanship spreads
Fully immersive virtual reality environments are the next media space that will produce another generation of winners and losers in the race to provide the best, quickest and most engaging information. Which news organizations will win? Their past performance is worrisome; the internet and its democratic system of links gutted well-funded newspapers. In the internet’s… Continue reading News companies, start building your virtual reality templates and tools for user-generated VR journalism