A Halloween Carnival: Find it, use it, don’t lose itPosted: October 10, 2011
Our host this month is Bryan Murley (who can also claim Original Blogger (O.B.) of the Carnival of Journalism first run in 2006/7), and befitting the month and holiday coming up, this month’s topic is about scary new things.
If you’re anywhere near up to date on technology, you know that there are new tools popping up constantly – hardware, software, apps and social media tools.
You probably have more web-based software log-ins than you care to admit.
Some of these new tools are useful for journalists. Some are just interesting playthings. So here is the prompt for my fellow Carnivores, a process question, with four parts:
How do you decide to dedicate time to a new tool/platform/gadget? What is the process you go through mentally? And then later – how do you convince others to go through that process? And, last: How do you ensure that the tools you do adopt are used once the “newness” factor fades?
I’m looking forward to reading how other journalists and journalism educators are tackling this particular stream from the information fire hydrant.
Everyone’s welcome to participate. If you’re not familiar, you can join the group and read more here. Simply write your answer in the form of a blog post on your own blog, and send me a link to the post via the Google Group, or add a link to the comments here.
Deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 28 at midnight (ahoooo!). The roundup will be posted Monday, Oct. 31. Those who don’t participate will be shuttled off to Dr. Tongue’s Evil House of Pancakes for punishment.