Win Them Back: Tips for Your Re-engagement Email Campaign

Have you ever signed up for something and stopped using it after a while? Maybe it’s that online class you attended a few times, or an app you haven’t used in months. Chances are the marketing-savvy companies behind these products will send you a “we miss you” email asking for you to re-engage with the … Continue reading Win Them Back: Tips for Your Re-engagement Email Campaign

You Can Code, Too: Building a Responsive HTML Email

It’s in the data–more people today are using mobile devices to check their email, write messages and consume information. Google recognized this fact in a big way with an update released April 21, 2015 (learn about Google’s mobile-friendly update). Now, this demonstration is catered for Mac users. It uses Espresso, a great tool for Mac … Continue reading You Can Code, Too: Building a Responsive HTML Email

Insight for Aspiring Journalists from LinkedIn Influencers

Just in time for graduation, LinkedIn Editor Isabelle Roughol recently published data collected from more than 80 LinkedIn Influencers who offered what advice they would give to their 22-year-old selves. Knowing what they know now, several participants who work in media offered nuggets of wisdom. Take Arianna Huffington, for example. She told LinkedIn that she … Continue reading Insight for Aspiring Journalists from LinkedIn Influencers

Holy Roman Empire: Author Daniel Hannan on ‘How We Invented Freedom’

An article published in The Telegraph, titled “With due respect to the ancients, the English-speaking peoples invented freedom,” Daniel Hannan writes: Rome had lacked the common law emphasis on individualism, ownership and the sanctity of contract. Its economy was based on slavery, inherited status and heavy taxation. Property rights were contingent, confiscations common. A citizen … Continue reading Holy Roman Empire: Author Daniel Hannan on ‘How We Invented Freedom’

Former CSULB Journalism Student Sells Virtual Reality Company To Facebook For $2 Billion

Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus Virtual Reality (VR), just sold his startup to Facebook for $2 billion in cash and stocks. To pursue a business venture around the VR headset he designed called the Oculus Rift, he 21-year-old dropped out of California State University, Long Beach. He was an aspiring tech journalist as well as … Continue reading Former CSULB Journalism Student Sells Virtual Reality Company To Facebook For $2 Billion

IRS Considers Virtual Currency Bitcoin Similar To Stock, Bond Holdings

The International Revenue Service issued a six-page report with guidelines on how virtual currencies like Bitcoin are being regulated in the same way as stock or bond purchases. According to a report by Ars Technica, “That would make it roughly analogous to a stock, bond, or piece of real estate whose value fluctuates over time … Continue reading IRS Considers Virtual Currency Bitcoin Similar To Stock, Bond Holdings

Google Search Encryption, ‘Social Velocity’ and the NSA Using Facebook

Google is moving toward “a global expansion of privacy technology designed to thwart surveillance by government intelligence agencies, police and hackers” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/12/google-is-encrypting-search-worldwide-thats-bad-for-the-nsa-and-china/?wpisrc=nl_eve Discovered this neat site today – http://www.newswhip.com is a “people powered news” site ranks stories based on “social velocity.” Writers can check how viral their online articles are. The site also ranks writers … Continue reading Google Search Encryption, ‘Social Velocity’ and the NSA Using Facebook

Journalism and Corporate Ownership: Beholden to a Vision?

Below are links to stories on a connection between First Look Media, the United States government and combined influence over Ukrainian opposition groups (specifically as sources of funding for these groups). These stories also point to the problematic situation of when journalists engage in self-censorship, beholden to the ownership of the outlet they report through.

Deck of the Day: ‘Journalism is a Discipline Of Verification’

“The Essence Of Journalism is a Discipline of Verification.” An interpretation of journalism being “a discipline of verification” is that it is both the act of renouncing the illegitimate assumption that journalists are able to maintain complete objectivity (and are, then, not truly human) and the act of acknowledging the profession as one of upholding … Continue reading Deck of the Day: ‘Journalism is a Discipline Of Verification’