Why does this work so well?

Take a look.




Creative work is hard work. Don’t give up.

Words to work by from Ira Glass.

Since your final projects focus on “change”

Found this photo gallery titled “Change.”

Be inspired.


Alternative storytelling method: Storify

Attention Sonics fans: Since Storify was oh-so-briefly mentioned the other day, here’s an example of how it’s used. What do you think?!



Disney storytelling app

Disney storytelling app

Attention students – Curious to see how this works. I’m going to try it myself but I’d be curious to see how/whether you see a possible journalistic aspect to this in translating a visual story?


Visual inspiration

One of my favorite photo blogs is NPR’s “The Picture Show.”

Here’s the opening of a recent post and a link to a gorgeous-looking slideshow of photographs. (Note: The detail shot!)

In a poor city in a poor country on a poor continent, there is a group of people with a singular purpose: to look rich.

Or, rather, to look good — and to fully embody the suave, elegant style that a wardrobe of three-piece suits, silk socks, fedoras and canes might suggest.

They are called sapeurs or members of the Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People). And when they go out, they turn the streets of Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, into a fashion runway.

Did you manipulate that picture?



On the heels of today’s discussion on ethics, the Web was abuzz over whether Paul Hansen’s World Press Photo-winning photo was or was not altered.

In the end, it was proved that the photo was NOT a fake.

But this is the sort of scrutiny that will occur when something looks too good to be true. And it reminds us that credibility is key and no, as journalists, we shouldn’t lie.