Creating a Real Recruiting Effort at Your Startup. Tonight from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and costs $15. Thought it might be relevant to some of you.
For the continuing education partnership between Baruch and the J-School, I’m teaching a Blogging Best Practices course on three Monday evenings this month. We had our first class this past week and the next one will be on April 25th. Based on a whole set of awesome questions I received from Olivia on Wednesday, I thought I might invite Entrepreneurial Journalism students to attend. On the 25th, we plan to discuss:
- Common terms to blogging
- Types of blogging and their characteristics (personal vs. corporate vs. publication vs. etc.)
- Introduction to WordPress, and how it compares to other platforms
- Legal, copyright and community considerations
Our class period starts at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 25th and runs to 8:30 pm. Jeremy mentioned you might be getting out of class early that day so I imagine you won’t miss much.
If you’re interested, please let me know by next Friday, the 22th so I hold your spot and send you the necessary readings.
BarCamp NewsInnovation – April 30th. BCNI Philly, now in its 3rd year, is a pretty awesome day of talking about innovation in the news industry. It’s a barcamp, which means the sessions are determined by the participants. Last year I got to hear about APM’s Public Insight Network and Peer News, an online-only, subscription-only startup in Hawaii. Best of all: it’s free!
I’ll be headed down there again this year and would love to have any or all of you join. Hit me with any questions you have in the comments.
O’Reilly Media, one of the most successful tech publishers of the last twenty years, announced a new API and API contest today. Contests and hackathons are a pretty popular way these days to get people using your API. Anyways, they also published a piece called “3 ways APIs can benefit publishers” which should, in turn, better understand the opportunities.
Selcen asked me to come in and lead a conversation this coming Monday, the 21st. I’d love your input on what you’d like me to prepare. To help with this process, I’ve created a Google Doc anyone can edit. Please add questions you’d like answered or topics you’d like addressed under the “Questions or topics to be covered” subhead. Also, feel free to hit me with any questions in the comments of this post. Thanks in advance.
At the top of the list, it will show you the total number of responses to the assignment. You can then use the commenting functionality at the bottom of the page to hold threaded conversation on the assignment.
To get started, create a new page, switch to the HTML editor, and copy the entire text from this GitHub gist:
Lastly, to have your first and last name appear before the title, you’ll need to update your profile information to include your first and last name. You can do so in the WordPress admin by going to “Users” -> “My Profile” and filling out the requisite fields.
Hit me with any questions you have in the comments.
Save the Date: Gaming + News Hackathon in NYC on April 22-23, 2011. Hosted at the J-School! Details to be announced; if you have any opinion on how it should be run or what the outcomes should be, let me know. I have thoughts on the matter as well.
Disrupting College. New report by Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, Louis Soares, and Louis Caldera addresses the challenges faced by our education industry, where disruptive innovation is likely to occur, and offers approaches for existing institutions to adopt. I think the analysis is spot on.