Amazing panel on Latino education for Latinos in Social Media event with Google.
Reached out to DA Morales on Facebook and he let us use this photo, bringing us and our audience closer to a story we’ve been following out of Arizona. I love what social tools can do to help you flesh out stories in real-time situations.
Courtesy DA Morales, TucsonCitizen.com
Following the school board’s decision to suspend the Mexican-American studies course in Arizona because it violated a recent state law, students walked out from Cholla High School in Tucson and marched to the Tuscon Unified School District building. About 100 students took part in the walkout, according to DA Morales, writer for TucsonCitizen.com.
My story. Enjoyed delving into this very controversial issue.
Photo: Getty Images
The Arizona state legislature is expected to take up reintroduced legislation that would allow students and professors to carry guns onto the campuses of Arizona’s public universities and community colleges.
The only way you will like this video is if you were as addicted to LOST as I was. Seriously. It’s a 70 minute conversation about the philosophy of LOST and the character of Ben Linus. But its so good.
Michael Emerson: The Philosophy of LOST
Stanford Professors Joshua Landy and R. Lanier Anderson interview LOST star Michael Emerson. Part of the Film and Philosophy conference at Stanford University, January 15-16, 2011.
So this happened.
A stunning portrait of the city we love: New York.
New York City’s history is a seemingly endless story, from the wide-eyed immigrants of Ellis Island to today’s caffeinated commuters buzzing through subway stations. The new book New York: Portrait of a City gives the city an impeccable tribute, devoting 600 pages to documenting the Big Apple through the eyes of 150 world-class photographers, including Esther Bubley, Paul Himmel, LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt, among others.
Here, images from the book that capture New York and a handful of its 8 million stories.
The NBC Latino team during our offsite meeting. From left: Chris Peña (our jefe, yes we call him this), Maria Alcón (constantly giving us sweets and treats), Nina Terrero (fellow web producer, gave us coquito for the holidays), Betty Cortina (consulting senior web producer, gave us Cuban eggnog for the holidays), Sandra Lilley (wonderfully wonky web producer), Kristina Puga (web producer, laughs a lot) and myself.
My story from earlier today. Enjoyed writing this one and even threw in a provocative headline, no? lol
Photos courtesy U.S. Department of Interior
Interior secretary Ken Salazar continues his push to identify historic sites in Colorado and New Mexico that reflect Latino history in an effort to one day make them national parks or landmarks.
Social Media: Evolving From Long Form To Push Button
In the evolution of social media over the last decade, the trend has been a move from long form content, which has high friction of participation (both on the production and consumption side) to ever lower requirements placed on a user to participate in a conversation.
If I were tumblr I’d be so insulted by this article. Pinterest is del.icio.us with pictures. Tumblr is community and expression in a way that is genuinely unique on the internet, at a scale that is completely unmatched. Articles like this are one more reason I have so much disdain for most Silicon Valley trend bloggers.
Pinterest is a bad example. While it certainly is an interesting product, Percolate (well, prior to its pivot) and it’s ilk are far more interesting. Problem is, too few curation apps focus on the power user, and those that do (Storify) push too far in one direction at the cost of more simplified interfaces. Balancing the two is the way to go. Tumblr gets closest to this at the moment. Tumblr should consider figuring out a way to easily tell multi-part stories in posts simply. The issue is not that curation needs to be dumbed down; the issue is that it needs to be fluid.
On November 17th, the still relatively top secret NBC Latino staff met for an offsite meeting in a wonderfully furnished Manhattan apartment. We were asked a simple question by our executive editor. Why are you here? One by one we thought about our reasons for wanting to be a part of a national Hispanic news site in English. As I sat there pondering the question, I realized that the answers would strike at the core of what our mission is and what we’ve set out to accomplish.