Thursday, September 24, 2009

what i am/is tired of jam

new blog! (or actually, blogs)

bread and jam for franny:
a spot for personal musings, not necessarily related to education and literacy.

also, just started one for work:
UW World Series Community Connections

bye-bye for now, new literacy studies...
xo e

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

new job

I should mention that I started a new job about 2 months ago. I am the new Director of Education and Associate Programs Manager at the UW World Series. Yes, that is actually two jobs, but I'm handling it. And loving it, in fact. More on this later.

Friday, June 27, 2008

work samples

For those of you who know what industry I've been working in, you may not be surprised to learn that I have been dusting off my resume and taking a bit of a peek around. I love the work I get to do, especially the partnership development piece, and I think this is actually a really exciting time to be a part of the "changing media landscape"; HOWEVER, I just signed a lease on a new apartment in (on?) Capitol Hill and let's just say I can't really fall back on my barista skills any longer.

So, for this reason and also because it was just time to get my work samples organized, I have started yet another little web site on google pages (I love google pages because you don't have to understand anything about web development to create yourself a wee space in cyber-land; perfect for a digital immigrant like me). Check it out.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shining the Light on Government

So, every once in a while I get to do something really interesting at my job. Most recently, I wrote this special section on open government in collaboration with the Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG). Even better, this section was mentioned by not one, but two of my favorite Seattle journalist-bloggers, Knute Berger (Crosscut) and Mike Fancher (Press Here). So that was pretty nice.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Orwell Comes to America

Haven't been here in a while. Things come up every day that I think, "I should write a post about that!" But then time passes, and I get distracted and it doesn't happen. But today, as I was watching C-Span with one eye and trying to read a book on French cooking with the other, I saw this great panel on the future of journalism, so I thought I would post the link.

Apparently, there was a conference in November called "Orwell Comes to America," which included a panel made up of representatives from NPR, the NY Times, and the FCC. The panel was called, "Solutions: The Future Political Landscape" and was the portion of the program I saw. The program can be viewed on the New York Public Library website (another reason to love libraries).

Highlights included a discussion of language and journalism and what the concept of "objectivity" really means (and if it is even an obtainable standard to set).

It is worth watching, if you are interested in this discussion. And/or if you care about the future of democracy.

As a side note, C-Span is still on and that guy Tom Casey (State Dept Spokesman) seems like a bit of a jerk. Just saying.

Back to Croque-Monsieur...

Friday, May 25, 2007

online portfolio

I have created a couple of online portfolios through catalyst, a program through the UW. The layout is boring, which I guess means professional. I have not added much yet, but hope to keep it up to date with writing and work projects...

academic portfolio
professional portfolio

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Katha School

So I just read an interesting article in the latest Educational Leadership journal (this month's issue is devoted to Educating the Whole Child). It is about the Katha school in New Delhi and the work they do with kids to strengthen the community through sharing and writing their stories. The Katha website is massive, and it seems like there are a lot of different projects going on related to creativity in the classroom, community and civic engagement, problem-posing education, and storytelling as liberation. I think I am going to contact this school and research some possible project ideas...