Your tee shirt probably just poisoned a river in India

Your tee shirt probably just poisoned a river in India

  (This piece was originally published in the Seattle Globalist on October 8, 2015. It may also be viewed there.) Your soft cotton tee shirt is the ultimate warm fuzzy. Snuggling gratefully into its soft fibers, you feel virtuous about buying a product that was...
The Journalistic Drone: You Can Buy it, But Can You Fly It?

The Journalistic Drone: You Can Buy it, But Can You Fly It?

Fifty-five pounds. That’s the weight limit that the FAA proposes for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) small systems – the type of drone that many journalists would like to use in news reporting. Drones can weigh as little as three pounds, though, and cost as little as...
Beyond Cat Videos: Can Social Media Really Help Cure Your Ills?

Beyond Cat Videos: Can Social Media Really Help Cure Your Ills?

“You have cancer.” Or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Or schizophrenia. Or any other chronic, potentially life-threatening disease. These are not the words that anyone wants to hear. There is new hope, though. In an increasingly connected world, patients and their families –...
Charettes: Jump on This Cart With Your Transmedia Story

Charettes: Jump on This Cart With Your Transmedia Story

This article is cross-posted from the Washington Filmworks blog. When Scott Macklin visited our Advanced Multimedia Storytelling class in the University of Washington’s Communications Leadership (Comm Lead) graduate program to introduce the idea of participating in a...
Tweet that Portrait

Tweet that Portrait

Do art and social media go together?  The answer is as close as your Twitter feed.  Media-savvy artists have been finding that Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms offer them an avenue for marketing that doesn’t exist in anywhere else.  A quick survey of a broad...