Arquivo de 30 de Janeiro, 2008


Audácia,inovação,ambição | Audacity,innovation,ambition

Manifesto de Pat Thornton | Pat Thornton’s Manifest

The audacity of ambition — and innovation

I don’t want to work for an industry that is content with the status quo.

I don’t want to work for an industry that is afraid of innovation.

I don’t want to work for an industry that blames its readers when things go bad.

I don’t want to work for an industry that is scared of risk — and success.

I don’t want to work for an industry that is scared of change.

I don’t want to work for an industry that is afraid to have a conversation with its users.

I don’t want to work for an industry that is content to die.

I want to work for an industry that believes in its audience.

I want to work for an industry that can admit it was wrong.

I want to work for an industry that has the audacity to innovate.

I want to work for an industry that always wants to improve, even when it’s on top.

I want to work for an industry that always strives to be the best.

I want to work for an industry that believes there is no such thing as good enough.

I want to work for an industry that puts innovation first.

If this is the last stand for the American Newspaper, I don’t want to go out without a fight. I want to shatter paradigms, destroy cherished icons and push the envelop of innovation. And if all those efforts fail, I want try again.

I don’t want to admit defeat without at least trying. If I lose, I want it to be because I had nothing left to give. I don’t want to lose because I decided it was too hard to win.

I want the audacity of ambition — and innovation.

What do you want?

-O mesmo | The same

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J – Podcasts : New Media

Shawn Smith do NewMediaBytes encontrou na OEDB uma lista de podcasts de cursos universitários dedicados a vários temas, dos quais seleccionou alguns para jornalistas new media. Grátis.


NewMediaBytesShawn Smith found at OEDB a “list of free podcasts for courses at creme de la creme universities“, dedicated to several themes, from which he selected a few for new media journalists. Free.

StanfordHuman-Computer Interaction: This course features a variety of speakers on interaction design.

The Future of the Internet: This course discusses the issues of network neutrality and ownership on the Internet.

UC BerkeleyFoundations of American Cyber-Culture: This course takes a look at computers, new media, and the world wide web.

The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs: This course offers an introduction to programming and computer science.

Time, Money, and Love in the Age of Technology: In this course, you’ll take a look at the meaning of life, visionary business, and going beyond being human.

Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business: Consider search psychology, economics, spam, and other topics relating to Internet search engines with this course.

MITMedia, Education, and the Marketplace: This set of video lectures discusses using interactive media to enhance education.

Principles of Digital Communication: In this course, you’ll focus on coding techniques for the Shannon limit of AWGN channels.

Introduction to Copyright Law: This course offers both an introduction to copyright law and general American law.

Harvard50 Years in Media: Changes in Journalism: You’ll hear from eight panelists from the Harvard Class of 1955 as they discuss the changes journalism has experienced in the past 50 years.

UCLASocial Psychology: This course takes on psychology as it relates to social situations.

Freshman Computer Science Seminar: You’ll get an introduction to important topics and key ideas for computer science and engineering with this course.

Other online courses:

Utah StateBlogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning: This course is designed to help you understand and effectively use a variety of “web 2.0″ technologies including blogs, RSS, wikis, social bookmarking tools, photo sharing tools, mapping tools, audio and video podcasts, and screencasts.

Flash: This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts

Open UniversityFinding Information on the Web: This unit will provide you with the foundation skills to use search engines confidently to locate both information and images on the Web.

@ Get edgimicated: Top university podcasts for new media journalists




Cursos online grátis | Free online courses

De escrita. Todos em inglês | Writing Courses

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (


MIT offers dozens and dozens of free writing courses online through the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. Course topics include everything from writing fiction, poems and essays to analyzing all forms of literature. Lecture notes, videos, suggested reading lists and more will help you become the writer you want to be. No registration is required.

2. Utah State University (

Utah State University’s Department of English publishes three free courses devoted to the art of writing through the school’s OpenCourseWare program. The courses are extensive and may take up to 16 weeks to complete if you study at the average pace. No registration is required.

3. Open University (

The UK’s largest academic institution, Open University, offers a number of different writing courses through their OpenLearn website. The free curriculum includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses that are available to everyone regardless of your country of origin. No registration is required.

4. University of Utah (

The University of Utah’s English Department offers free courses to self-learners around the world. Currently, there are only two free writing courses. Both offer strong preparation in their topic and are built for beginners. No registration is required.

5. Western Governors University (

Western Governors University has made free course materials available through an open content license. There are several free writing courses courtesy of the university’s Liberal Arts Department. All courses are split into convenient self-study modules. No registration is required.

6. Purdue University (

Purdue University brought their writing lab to life online in 1994 to offer a writing resource to students no matter where they were located. Online Writing Lab (OWL) materials are now free to everyone regardless of location or student status. The OWL site offers writing instruction, grammar and usage information, individualized help from tutors and much more. No registration is required.

7. Steven Barnes’ UCLA Writing Course (

Best selling author and screenwriter Steven Barnes offers the free version of the writing class he has been teaching at UCLA for years on his website. The course offers in-depth instruction on writing, which is why Barnes suggests completing each part of the nine-week course one week at a time. Nevertheless, it can be downloaded all at once. No registration is required.

8. News University (

News University has a solid e-learning program designed to providing training to journalists. Most of the courses offered at News U are free, especially those that are self-directed. Courses cover everything from writing and editing to reporting and ethics. News U also offers a newsletter, a blog and other great resources. Registration is required, but it is free for everyone.

9. E-Zine University (

E-Zine University offers quite a few courses written by Internet publisher Kate Schultz and visiting professors. Although the courses offered at E-Zine University are designed mainly for web writers and e-zine writers, they would be helpful to almost any scribe. Courses are very short and do not take long to complete. No registration is required.

10. Wikiversity (

Wikiversity is an active learning project that encourages people to create and benefit from online courses and tutorials. There are currently several different writing courses that can be found at Wikiversity. Although these courses vary greatly in length and content, there is something for everyone. No registration is required.

Fonte|Source: Free online writing courses

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