In 2004, I returned to the United States from Saudi Arabia in time for the Republican National Convention. MTV News hired me to cover the spectacle. Below runs day two of my five-day diary, recently rediscovered on a long-abandoned hard drive.
In 2004, George Bush and the RNC held their convention in New York City. I covered it for MTV News. Here's day one, and part one, of my few days of coverage.
Where goes truth when a new Gallup poll indicates American trust in the media is (yet again) at an all-time low?
A new study shows how little we know about current and historical events. This affects strategies for how we understand and process the news.
What should the media call an armed group that takes over federal property and makes political demands? Oregon gives us a chance to consider.
Turkey debates Lord of the Rings to decide whether a doctor will spend two years in jail over a Facebook post.
Biking through New York City in the summer heat. Queens to Brighton Beach and back again.
What do publishers and news consumers do in a world of infinite choice?
We love books but there’ve been too many for about 500 years now.
A new book exploring the intersection of literature and code is a delightful romp through some of the Western world’s most celebrated writers and the imagined JavasScript they would have — could have — slung had they been so inclined.
Republicans hear what they want to hear. Think everyone supports them.
Heartfelt thanks to those who helped when I went head over handlebars while riding my bike in New York.
No matter the content you produce, it will be broken down and remixed by your audience into its smallest – and most durable – units of sharability.
As the Washington Post tries to create a near real-time fact checking system for political speeches, how might it work? And do we want it to?
Politico complains that Obama plays the press. Same as it ever was: Every president's played the press.
How news organizations are covering fact and fiction in the 2012 presidential campaign.
The good. The bad. The brutal. Welcome to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Pussy Riot gets the headlines. Meantime, killings and massacres continue. Why the media covers what it covers.
"Are citizen journalists and bloggers 'real journalists'?"
Ground Report Founder and CEO Rachel Sterne talks citizen journalism and an interesting question arises: in our evolving journalism landscape, can sites such as hers serve as early warning systems to mainstream media organizations?
A meta-web is forming that connects the bits and bytes of our online social actions in new and startling ways.
When we choose the code that runs our computers, web sites, gadgets and phones, one of the last things we think about is the environmental impact of that decision. But in a world where changes in Facebook's underlying code base could reduce their carbon emissions by 49,000 tons, it's about time we do so.
Software is provocative art and our code slingers are poets to the highest degree. Join them as a team and you get jazz.