Assignment: Future
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From the history of the future of shopping, via the archives of NPR….

nprchives:

This is a piece from January 9, 1984 by Robert Krulwich on something called “shopping via computer.”

Key quote: “This morning, I am going to show you exactly what it’s like to shop from home electronically, because there already are a few services up and running.” 

From the inventive mind of Matt Waite, former senior news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, now a journalism prof at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln….

dronejournalism:

Watching ONA conference attendees watching a drone watching them … 

A little bit of genius care of Jennifer Strachan, assistant general manager and director of public media at KPLU in the Puget Sound region.

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markmemmottnpr:

Live-blogging the asteroid’s approach. NPR provided me with protection. (Photo by Wright Bryan)

Mark Memmott, a blogger from The Two Way, was ready for anything. -L

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markmemmottnpr:

Live-blogging the asteroid’s approach. NPR provided me with protection. (Photo by Wright Bryan)

Mark Memmott, a blogger from The Two Way, was ready for anything. -L

Necessities. 

(Taken at the Westover Beer  Garden in Arlington, Va.)

Necessities.

(Taken at the Westover Beer Garden in Arlington, Va.)

expose-the-light:

Mars
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the Earth’s Moon for calibration information on the color and brightness of its images. (Scientists have been photographing the Moon for a long time and know its brightness and color exactly.) 

expose-the-light:

Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the Earth’s Moon for calibration information on the color and brightness of its images. (Scientists have been photographing the Moon for a long time and know its brightness and color exactly.) 

thepenguinpress:

From the General Motors Futurama Exhibit, 1940. Featured in the Harry Ransom Center’s upcoming “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America” exhibit.

thepenguinpress:

From the General Motors Futurama Exhibit, 1940. Featured in the Harry Ransom Center’s upcoming “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America” exhibit.

Around the time this 1994 memo went out at NPR, heralding the Internet’s imminent arrival in the newsroom, I had just been hired by the News & Observer in North Carolina to cover science, technology and Raleigh-Durham’s Research Triangle community. My only qualification: The Metro editor told me I was one of the first reporters they’d met who had a personal email address.
Back then the paper’s editorial style meant I had to define terms that were not yet in the dictionary. So stories on my beat often included clunky phrases like, “email, an electronic message sent from computer to computer…” I got back at the copy editors by planting Yiddish words from the “sch” pages of the dictionary. (“You can’t cut that. It’s in the dictionary!”)
nprradiopictures:

The Internet is coming!
Our very own Pam Fessler found this memo from waaaay back in the day while she was moving desks.#nprlife (Sam Sanders/NPR)

Around the time this 1994 memo went out at NPR, heralding the Internet’s imminent arrival in the newsroom, I had just been hired by the News & Observer in North Carolina to cover science, technology and Raleigh-Durham’s Research Triangle community. My only qualification: The Metro editor told me I was one of the first reporters they’d met who had a personal email address.

Back then the paper’s editorial style meant I had to define terms that were not yet in the dictionary. So stories on my beat often included clunky phrases like, “email, an electronic message sent from computer to computer…” I got back at the copy editors by planting Yiddish words from the “sch” pages of the dictionary. (“You can’t cut that. It’s in the dictionary!”)

nprradiopictures:

The Internet is coming!

Our very own Pam Fessler found this memo from waaaay back in the day while she was moving desks.#nprlife (Sam Sanders/NPR)

unknownskywalker:

On the plane by Phillip Kalantzis Cope
Please Welcome ‘NPR Radio Pictures’ To Tumblr

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NPR’s Multimedia team has just cranked up a Tumblr of their own. It’s called Radio Pictures and I feel certain it will be a Tumblr worth following! —Wright