March 9, 2018
A semester ago, I was among graduate students from George Mason University serving as virtual interns for the Smithsonian Institution, cataloging cultural repositories on several Caribbean islands affected by recent hurricanes. On some of the islands, the number of museums and other sites was a mere handful, but finding information on even them at times proved challenging.
February 9, 2018
In a few days I am heading back to Latvia and this time my “to do” list will be enriched by a number of museums and other cultural sites I want to visit. The sites are ones I have been researching as part of a virtual internship with the Smithsonian Institution’s Cultural Rescue Initiative.
December 18, 2017
The work that I and three other George Mason University students have been doing as virtual interns with the Smithsonian Institute this semester, at its heart, is a matter of pinning down the locations of cultural repositories in the Caribbean Sea.
November 10, 2017
Using the internet as a research venue offers a good opportunity to explore a topic that covers a wide geographic area such as the Caribbean Sea. However, as I’ve learned over the past couple of months as an intern with the Georeferenced Cultural Repository Inventory, in some cases the research may only be as thorough as access to the internet allows.
October 8, 2017
Antigua & Barbuda is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea. If folks in the United States have heard of it, it might be because of the recent ravages of Hurricane Irma. Barbuda, population about 1,600, was evacuated. After the storm, people who live there have little to go back to.
February 5, 2018
University graduate programs in journalism and mass communication should adopt a new tradition: Give a copy of Master Class to everyone along with their diploma. The textbook, a project of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Elected Standing Committee on Teaching, arrived in my mailbox just days before spring semester courses […]
January 7, 2018
It’s been a very, very long time since I’ve read a book about sports, so Tim Krabbé’s The Rider got to break the spell. First published in 1978, the book is considered a classic in the bicycling world. An article in a recent issue of Bicycling magazine brought the book to my attention. I was […]
Just a list of books on my nightstand. #tsundoku
By Lotte and Søren Hammer, published 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing.
By Helene Tursten, published 2012 by Soho Press.
Journalistic Authority: Legitimating News in the Digital Era
By Matt Carlson, published 2017 by Columbia University Press.