Now, more than ever, designers and media makers are facing down tough ethical questions about their complicity in the insidiously addictive new modes of technology. There have been no shortage of words devoted to interrogating the dark side of our seemingly indispensable tech: Smartphones are hijacking our minds. Social media’s dopamine-driven feedback loops are ++++++++>
We are thrilled to welcome Katie Salen to the advisory board of Journalism + Design. Her experience and expertise will accelerate our progress in the development of great journalism in a complex digital environment. Salen has served as an advisor to J+D on the development of our open-source curriculum, and has been an inspiration for ++++++++>
Last Thursday, Journalism + Design and the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY hosted “The Hunt for News Products of the Future,” an evening of conversation Aron Pilhofer, Interim Chief Digital Officer at The Guardian, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Managing Editor for Mobile News at Buzzfeed, and Trei Brundrett, Chief Product Officer for Vox Media. The ++++++++>
We were struck this week by The New York Times’ fascinating interactive chart, which ranks 50 top news websites based on their mobile load times for editorial and advertising. It was put together as a way to help us understand the recent uproar surrounding ad blockers. (Three cheers for The Guardian, which comes off looking like ++++++++>
Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director of the New York Times’ Research & Development Lab, visited Journalism + Design on Thursday, March 12, to discuss the work she does and why it’s important for journalism.