While many editors claim to want more pitches and applications from a more diverse group of journalists, it’s hard to take them seriously when they don’t make such information easy to find and share. If you’re an editor who has complained (or even noticed) a paucity of pitches from women and people of color, ask yourself: Do we make clear how to pitch us? To outsiders, not just those who’ve already met us? Is that information public and shareable? Because when it comes to finding the best journalists with the most diverse set of ideas, a public posting is a lot more useful than a private query.
Well, I didn’t — I wouldn’t think that. I thought, you know, you push a button, it goes right to the other thing.
John Roberts realizing that texts are routed through a service provider.
With the Supreme Court reluctant to take sides in the battle between TV networks and steaming provider Aereo, the biggest news to come out of yesterday’s oral arguments was just how clueless some of the justices appeared. Septuagenarian Antonin Scalia provided the line of the day when he seemed befuddled at the idea that HBO isn’t available over the air. Other moments of confused tech talk included Sonia Sotomayor dismantling the cred attained by owning a Roku when she asked a lawyer to talk about “iDrop in the cloud.” Oof.
In recent years, the Supreme Court has increasingly found itself tackling issues of technology, and each time, someone reveals frustrated bewilderment at those goldarn contraptions kids are obsessing over.
How to Communicate Visually
For all you visualizaton junkies, (or really just anyone who dares to make an infographic), a fantastic free e-book from Column Five Media on visual communication (applicable to designers, editors, advertisers or academics). Image is a screenshot from the book, which you can download here.