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The Digital Future of Magazines?

I have a confession to make. I love magazines. You could say I am a magazine addict. This doesn’t really fit with my image as a digital media professor, but I can’t help myself. Maybe it has something to do with the smell of a new magazine, that unique combination of glossy paper and ink. […]

iDMAa Recognizes Achievement in Field

The 2010 iDMAa awards recognized excellence and achievement in the field of digital media and in digital media education at their annual awards dinner in Vancouver, BC, on November 5th. The association recognized Amy Christen, vice president of Corporate Affairs at Cisco Systems with the Pioneering Achievement Award for her contributions to digital education through […]

iDMAa 2010 Reflection

Twitter. LinkedIn. Augmented reality. I learned about all of these trends and others while at the iDMAa conferences in years past. Every year I go to the iDMAa conference to network with digital media professors and professionals across the nation and the world. Not only do I benefit from my interactions with programs that are […]

Universities in the “Free” Era

Glenn Platt, iDMAa Past-President and C. Michael Armstrong Chair at the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, Miami University; and Peg Faimon, iDMAa Advisory Board member and Co-Director of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, Miami University, made a presentation on Universities in the “Free” Era at the 2010 South by Southwest 2010 Interactive Conference. […]

Why don’t I want you to know about me?

I wanted to be a PROFESSOR.  You know.  Authoritative.  Knowledgeable.  Respected.  Tweedy. Ok, a little intimidating and sort of aloof.  You know, A PROFESSOR.  I was only 27.  I was worried students wouldn’t take me seriously — some weren’t that much younger than I was.  So I only told them professional things — like what […]

Old Spice & BYU: What message goes viral

In 1985, I was in Salt Lake working on my Ph.D. at the University of Utah — with a beard.  My major professor and mentor, Bob Tiemens, was doing a collaborative project with Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, UT.  He planned a class trip to BYU to collect data.  The day before we were […]

Scott’s Media Missive: TweetFit

“I am a 35 year old single mom, and I work full time in downtown Atlanta to support myself and my two beautiful children. In my twenties I used to exercise regularly, but since my divorce four years ago I often find that I am too exhausted to make it to the gym. My hectic […]