Intro and Syllabus
- Watch: The Internet: Behind the Web – 47 min.
- Watch: Tim Berners-Lee TED Talk – 17 min.
- Read: Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web – excerpt
- Review: The Evolution of the Web
- Read: My visit to the Computer History Museum – click the photos to go through the slideshow.
- Review: KPCB Internet Trends Presentation – review for a high level understanding of Internet trends; this is the most recent study, 2015, released May 27. It’s long, but very comprehensive about what’s coming.
- Read: The 30 Most Influential People in Tech, Forbes 2013
- Watch: Tech Trends 2015 – 2 min.
- Watch: Digital Marketing Trends 2015 – 3 min.
- Watch: Social Media Revolution 2015 – 2 min.
- Watch: EPIC 2015 – this video, from 2005, predicts what will happen in 2015. Since the video was done in 2005, any of the items shown after that were predictions.
Take the Quiz: What Internet Users Know About Technology and the Web. How did you do? Discuss in your introductory blog post.
The Pew Research Center has numerous studies that related to digital media. Most modules will have one or more Pew Research studies associated with them. You do not need to read the entire report, but peruse for general direction. I will outline any important trends in my video. The Pew Reports might provide elements for your Research Project.
- The Web at 25 in the US, 2014
Setting Up a Blog
- WordPress handout
- WordPress Powers a Quarter of the World’s Websites, 2015
- Pros and Cons of Top 5 Web Platforms, Paste, 2015
- WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org (self-hosted)
- Read: Start Blogging, Start a Business and Build an Authentic Brand, Inc. 2015
Sept. 6 – online
Defining Digital Media
- Read: Dennis, Baron, From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technologies in Passions, Pedagogies and 21st Century Technologies, 1999
- Read: Bush, Vannevar, As We May Think, Atlantic Monthly, July 1945.
- Read: Engelbart, Douglas, from Augmenting Human Intellect (1962), read Sections I and III
- Watch: Video Engelbart demonstration, watch Clip 2 and Clip 3. Remember, this was 1968. Consider how many of the features of computing we use today that were introduced in this demonstration, considered the “Mother of all Demos.” Note the keys and rudimentary “mouse” that he is using.
- Read: Steve Jobs, CEO of the Decade, Fortune
- Read: Why Steve Ballmer Failed, The New Yorker, Aug 2013
- Read: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on IT Transformation, Amazon and Being a Windows Company, Fortune 2015
- Read: 25 Years of Mac
- Read: How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong, Wired
- Read: 5 Truths that Explain our Love-Hate Affair with Apple, Fast Company 2013
- Watch: Game Changers – Steve Jobs, 47 min.
- Watch: Biography – Bill Gates – Watch Parts 1-6, about 47 min total
- Watch: 2005 Stanford Commencement
Digital Media Theory
- Read: McLuhan, Marshall from Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964, Read Introduction and The Medium is the Message.
- Read: Rogers, Everett M., “Diffusion of Innovations,” Chapter 1, 2003
- Read: Negroponte, Nicholas, Being Digital, 1996
- Listen: McLuhan 50 Years Later, On the Media, WNYC, 8 min.
- Watch: Negroponte TED Talk – 2008, 6 min.
- Watch: Negroponte TED Talk – 1984, 25 min.
- Watch: McLuhan on The Medium is the Message, 14 min.
Sept. 20 – online
Digital Media Research
- Read: Karpf, Social Science Research Methods in Internet Time, Information, Communication and Society, 2012 -requires NetID and pw; download full text
- Read: Sjovaag and Stavelin, Web Media and the Quantitative Content Analysis: Methodological Challenges in Measuring Online News Content, Convergence, 2012 – requires NetID and pw; download pdf
- Read: Tomasello, Lee & Baer, New Media Research Publication Trends and Outlets in Communication, 1990-2006 – requires NetID and pw; download pdf
- Read: Kiousis, Spiro, “Interactivity: A Concept Explication,” New Media and Society, 2002 – requires NetID and pw; download pdf
- Read: McMillan, Sally & Downes, Edward, “Defining Interactivity: A Qualitative Identification of Key Dimensions, New Media and Society, 2000. -requires NetID and pw; download pdf
- Read: McMillan, The Microscope and the Moving Target, JMCQ, Spring 2000 – requires NetID and pw; download pdf
- Read: The History of Web Browsers
- Read: Battle of the Browsers: Mozilla vs. King Corporate, Wired UK 2010
- Read: The Browser Wars are Back, CNN Money, 2012
- Read: Browser Wars Heat Up As Microsoft Prepares New Tool to Catch Up To Google, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Dec. 2014
- Browser Wars: 2015 Trends and Predictions
- Review: W3 Schools Browser Stats
- Watch: Part I Download: The True Story of the Internet, Browser Wars, 43 min.
Search and Search Engines
- Read: Secret of Googlenomics, Wired, 2009
- Read: How Google’s Algorithm Rules the Web, Wired 2010
- Read: How Yahoo Blew It, Wired,2007
- Read: Yahoo Board Fires Chief Executive, NY Times 2011
- Read: The Undoing of Scott Thompson at Yahoo, NY Times 2012
- Read: Larry Page Wants to Return Google to its Startup Roots, Wired April 2011
- Read: Marissa Mayer is Bringing Back the Internet Portal, Wired 2013
- Read: Exposing Yahoo’s Strategy, Fast Company, 2013
- Read: Excerpt from What Would Google Do?, Chapter 1; you can download the whole book at http://www.2shared.com/complete/H3lShlLX/What_Would_Google_Do.html
- Watch: Part II Download: The True Story of the Internet, Search, 43 min.
- Watch: Marissa Mayer: Remaking an Internet Giant, Wired Business Conference, 2013, 29 min.
- Watch: How Search Engines Work, 3 min.
Search Engine Optimization and Marketing
Oct. 4 – online
Social Media, Strategy and Certifications
- Read: Social Network Sites: Definition, History and Scholarship, JCMC, 2007
- Read: Revisiting the Story So Far, JCMC, 2008
- Read: Ellison, Steinfield, Lampe, The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites, Journal of Computer-Mediated, 2007
- Read: Shirky on “Here Comes Everybody”, NPR, 2009
- Read: Shirky, “Cognitive Surplus,” Nieman Reports, 2010
- Read: Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet and Keep Google Out, Wired 2009
- Read: Facebook Instant Articles are Live, Nieman Lab, 2015
- Read: YouTube’s First Decade Shows Sharing Free Content Pays Off, SF Gate, 2015
- Read: The Twitter Explosion – American Journalism Review, 2009
- Read: Hermida, Twittering the News: The Emergence of Ambient Journalism, Journalism Practice, 2010 -requires NetID and pw.
- Read: Blasingame, Dale, Twitter First: Changing TV News 140 Characters at a Time, 2011
- Read: Normalizing Twitter, Journalism Studies, 2012 – requires NetID and pw; download pdf
- Read: Seems Stupid Until You Try It: Press Coverage of Twitter, 2006-2009
- Read: A Year Later, $19B for WhatsApp Doesn’t Seem So Crazy, Tech Crunch, 2015
- Read: Wikipedia Jimmy Wales Interview, Wired 2013
- Read: Top 10 Social Media Companies, Fast Company 2014
- Watch: Part IV Download: The True Story of the Internet, People Power, 43 min.
- Watch: Game Changers – Mark Zuckerberg, 45 min.
- Watch: TED Talk – Clay Shirky – How Social Media Can Make History
- Watch: How Does Facebook Make Money, 8 min.
- Read: Excerpt – Inventing the Medium – Murray
- Read: Turkle, Sherry, Life on the Screen, Introduction: Identity in the Age of the Internet
- Read: Jenkins, Convergence Culture, read Intro & Chpt 2
- Read: Rheingold, Howard, “Smart Mobs: The Power of the Mobile Many (Chapter 7),” in Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, 2002
- Read: Rheingold, Howard, The Virtual Community, 1998, read Intro. and Chapter 1
- Read: Castells, Manual, The Internet Galaxy, “The Culture of the Internet,” 2001
Gender and Diversity Online
- Lecture about access, broadband, global – http://www.broadbandmap.gov/technology
- Read: The Truth About Marissa Mayer – Business Insider
- Read: A Woman’s Place: Can Sheryl Sandberg Upend Silicon Valley’s Male Dominated Culture, The New Yorker, July 2011
- Read: Journalism Schools Need to Get Better at Teaching Tech Where the Girls Are, 2012
- Read: Computing Degree and Enrollment Trends, 2011-2012
- Read: Google X Guru Tapped By White House as CTO, 2014
- Read: How Tech Companies Compare in Employee Diversity, Fortune 2014
- Read: Tristan Walker: The Visible Man, Fast Company 2014
- Read: The 46 Most Important African-Americans in Technology, Business Insider 2014
- Read: Lack of Diversity Could Undercut Silicon Valley, USA Today, 2014
- Read: Black in America- Silicon Valley – The New Promised Land, CNN
- Watch: Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, TED Talk – Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders, 15 min.
- Watch: Megan Kamerick – TEDxABQ Talk – Women Should Represent Women in the Media, 10 min.
Oct. 18 – online, attend Mass Comm Week sessions
- Read: The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Re-engineered Journalism, CJR 2017
- Read: Make Content for the Way People Consume Media Today, BuzzFeed 2015
- Read: BuzzFeed is the Apple of Media, Everyone Else is Microsoft, Wired 2014
- Read: A Terrible Year for Newspapers, a Good Year for News, The Atlantic 2014
- Read: Are Journalism Schools Teaching Their Students the Right Skills, Nieman Lab 2014
- Read: The Future of the News Business by Marc Andreessen
- Read: The Rise of the Reader: Journalism in the Age of the Open Web, Guardian 2013
- Read: Data Journalism: An Explication, ISOJ Journal, 2015
- Read: From Convergence to Webvergence: Tracking the Evolution of Change of Broadcast-Print Partnerships Through the Lens of Change – JMCQ, 2009 -requires NetID and pw.
- Read: Social Media and News as User Experience: Revisited– in The Future of News
- Read: NY Times: Goosing the Gray Lady – from NY Magazine
- Read: Lone Star Trailblazer: Texas Tribune – CJR, 2010
- Read: The Programmer Majored in English, Nieman Lab – and handout from ISOJ
- Read: Analyzing Data is the Future for Journalists
- Read: Excerpt from Data Journalism Handbook – Read entire Introduction Chapter (5 sections) and peruse rest of site.
- Read: Excerpt – Entrepreneurial Journalism
- Read: 11 Best Experiments in Journalism, CJR, 2015
- Watch: Video Curriculum Journalism in the Age of Data
- Watch: Aron Pilhofer, Telling Stories with Data Series – see other speakers’ videos on the posts on the site.
Reports – these are some important reports about the journalism industry and journalism curriculum introduced in the past year. Please review for major themes and ideas and use to discuss in your blog post.
- Review: Digital Riptide, 2014
- Review: Above and Beyond: Looking at the Future of Journalism Education, Knight Foundation, 2015
- Review: New York Times Innovation Report
- Review: Duke Reporters’ Lab Report
Pew Center Studies
- 10 Useful Resources About Data Visualization
- Pinterest Board – Data Visualizations
- Read: How the Android Ecosystem Threatens the iPhone, Wired, May 2011
- Read: Mobile News: A Review and Model of Journalism in an Age of Mobile Media, Digital Journalism, 2012
- Watch: Planet of the Apps, 6 min.
- Watch: Mobile Development Strategy, 4 min.
- Read: 10 Mobile Trends 2015
Drones, Sensors, Wearables and Virtual Reality
- Read: Elevating the News with Drones, JSK, 2015
- Read: Journalism’s Emerging Platforms, CJR, 2015
- Read: As Sensor Journalism Rises, Guidelines Needed, MediaShift, 2014
- Read: 2015 Wearable Tech Trends, Digital Trends
- Read: The Rise and Fall of Virtual Reality, The Verge, 2014
- Review: Examples: Internet of Things, Postscapes
- Watch: The Internet of Everything is the New Economy
- Read: Big Data: The Management Revolution, Harvard Business Review, 2012
- Read: Streamrolled By Big Data, New Yorker, 2013
- Read: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century, Harvard Business Review, 2012
- Read: Why a Data Scientist Should Be Your Next Marketing Hire, Huffington Post, 2014
- Read: Big Data and Journalism: Epistemology, Expertise, Economics and Ethics, Digital Journalism 2015
- Location-Based Services, 2013
- US Smartphone Use in 2015
- The Future of Apps and the Web
- The Future of Big Data, 2012
Nov. 1 online
Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking
- Watch: IDEO on 60 Minutes, 13 min.
- Read: Design Thinking Methods at Stanford
- Read: David Kelley in Fast Company
- Read: Jony Ive Designs Tomorrow, Time, 2014
- Read: The Mind of Marc Andreessen, New Yorker, 2015
Business Models and Online Branding
- Read: What Does a Singer Do When the Music Business Collapses? WSJ, Jan. 2016
- Watch: Zane Lowe Keynote, SXSW 2017
- Read: Anderson, Chris, The Long Tail, Wired, October 2004
- Read: Free, Chris Anderson, Wired 2008
- Read: The Good Enough Revolution, Wired 2009
- Read: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Read: Mastering the Uncomfortable Art of Personal Branding – Fast Company, 2012
- Read: How Kickstarter Became a Lab for Daring Prototypes and Ingenious Startups, Wired 2011
- Read: Spending on Native Advertising is Soaring, Business Insider, 2015
- Read: IAB Native Advertising Playbook, 2013
- Read: Examining How Social Media and Other Emerging Media Are Being Used in PR, Institute for Public Relations, 2014
- Watch: Part III Download the True Story of the Internet, Bubble
- Watch: Gary Vaynerchuk: Legacy is Greater Than Currency
- Watch: TED Talk – Evan Williams
- Watch: John Oliver on Native Advertising, 2014
- Read: Lessig, Code 2.0, 2006– download (or here), Read Chpt. 10 Intellectual Property
- Read: Lessig, The Future of Ideas – download, (or here) Read Chpt. 1 Free
- Read: Lessig, Lawrence, “How I Lost the Big One,” Legal Affairs, March/April 2004.
- Read: What is Fair Use? Columbia University
- Review: Internet Law Primer, 2011
- Read: How Napster Conquered the World…, Fast Company 2013
- Watch: Remix Manifesto – Can also watch on Hulu. This is a very interesting and entertaining film that deals with the work of the artist Girltalk.
- Watch: John Oliver on Net Neutrality, 2015
- Watch: What is Net Neutrality?
- Watch: Net Neutrality in the Shower?
- Read: Obama’s Plan for a Free and Open Internet, 2014
- Read: FCC Passes Net Neutrality Regulation, 2015
- Digital Journalists Legal Guide
- Media Law Resource – Nieman Labs
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Lessig’s Site
Nov. 15 – online
Future Issues – we may identify others throughout the semester
- Make Way for Generation Z, New York Times, 2014
- What is Gen Z? And What Does It Want? Fast Company, 2015
- Seven Things Everyone in Your Organization Should Know, 2011
- The Nielsen Family is Dead – Wired, 2013
- How Big Data, Social Media, Will Determine the Next Presidential Election, Social Media Insider, 2013
- New Addition: The Next Era of Designers Will Use Data As Their Medium, Wired, 2014
- Andreessen Horowitz 16 Trends in 2015, Quartz
- Technical Literacy: Can Everyone Learn to Code?, 2013
- At the Intersection of Journalism, Data Science and Digital Media, Royal, Nieman Lab, 2013
- Why Universities Need to Embrace Coding Across the Curriculum, MediaShift, 2015
- Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age, 2014
- Social Media and the Spiral of Silence, 2014
- Digital Life in 2025, 2014
- The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2015
- The Future of Higher Education, 2012
Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – in-person
Work on Final Research Paper
Dec. 6 online
Present Final Research Paper