I like eating!

My mom gave in to the deep brown eyes and shiny bald head of Montel and bought his Health Master mixer. It is HUGE. I've yet to try out yet, though. 

So, in the spirit of eating healthy, I borrowed "The Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger. She hosts Healthy Appetite on Food Network.

In case you thought this was going to be a post on the benefits of healthy and flavorful eating, it's not. 

I actually love the idea of borrowing cookbooks from the library. After a couple duds in an attempt to become a vegetarian, I now have several terrible cookbooks on my shelf collecting dust bunnies. At least someone can eat from it. 

I think this is the best method of trying out a cookbook. You don't have to spend 300+ days attempting each recipe à la Julie&Julia. Just pick a couple of recipes from each section that appeal to you: something simple, something complicated, something you love, something new, something a little beyond your talents. You get the picture. If you love the books' own renditions and can easily follow the recipes, buy it! If only so so, copy down the ones you liked. If not, send it back! 

Low risk – high reward. Those are my kind of economics. 

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Listening, Building, Engaging

Nevada Interact will bring together business owners, non-profit advocates, publishers, newsmakers, bloggers, podcasters, filmmakers, media, PR and advertising professionals and anyone else interested in interactive media from every corner of Nevada  together for hands-on learning, rich discussions, opportunities to meet with local companies working in interactive media and plentiful networking opportunities.

When: Saturday, March 6th, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Joe Crowley Student Unon building, University of Nevada, Reno (campus map)

Registration Now! Eventbrite registration site

Erin Kotecki Vest

>>> Erin Kotecki Vest is Political Director and Producer of Special Projects for BlogHer, Inc. In that capacity, Erin spearheads BlogHer%u2019s initiative to connect community members directly to legislators and policy-makers. Recent successes have included landing an in-person briefing on women online with Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, an exclusive on-camera interview with then-candidate Obama, a series of live, interactive conference calls about health care between Congresspeople from both sides of the aisle and BlogHer%u2019s omni-partisan community members, and an exclusive webcast with Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about health care reform. Prior to joining BlogHer, Erin spent ten years as a broadcast journalist in Los Angeles, Orlando and Detroit winning six Golden Mic Awards with LA news institution KFWB. She Continues to blog on her personal site Queen of Spain Blog, and can be found tweeting both for @BlogHer and as @queenofspain

Nevada Interactive Media Summit Is Sponsored by

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Where will the Nevada Interactive Media Summit take place?
NevadaInteract %u201810 will be at the University of Nevada, Reno%u2019s Joe Crowley Student Union building on March 6th, 2010.  We do not have an event hotel but there are several reasonable options located withing a free five minute bus ride to the UNR campus:

Where can I find the Nevada Interactive Media Summit %u201810 Agenda?
The Nevada Interact Summit will take place all day Saturday, March 6th and will include a keynote session and break-out sessions across multiple tracks:

  • Tools & Techniques
  • Best Practices
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

You can see last year%u2019s conference sessions here.  This year%u2019s conference schedule will be published in February.

Who should attend Nevada Interactive Media Summit %u201810?
Nevada Interact is open to anyone and everyone who wants to learn about interactive media , but the event is particularly focused on highlighting the skills and talents of those working in the state. People at ALL levels of experience are encouraged to attend!  We promise there%u2019s something for everyone.

What are the fees to attend Nevada Interactive Media Summit %u201810?
We are doing this on the cheap thanks to our sponsors.  Nevada Interact Summit %u201810 costs $25.00. Ticket price includes admission and all programming and lunch.  All attendees must register online by March 4th or pay the $40 walk-in fee.

Please note:  Nevada Interactive Media Summit cannot issue refunds.

Where can I find additional info and updates?
For regular updates on all Nevada Interact news, please see the Nevada Interact blog and the Nevada Interacteractive Media Summit site for updates.

Call for Proposals
We especially encourage proposals that address the Nevada Interact theme %u201CListening, Building, Engaging%u201D and fits into the three tracks:

  • Tools & Techniques
  • Best Practices
  • Innovation & Entrepeneurship

Visit the Proposal Submissions page for more information on how to submit a proposal. Proposal deadline is February 8th, 2010.

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Mediactive » The Future of Journalism Education

Offer that program, or one like it, to concerned parents who feel overwhelmed by the media deluge themselves, to help turn them into better media consumers and to give them ways to help their children.

Dan Gillmor over at Mediactive wrote this post about how schools should change their journalism curriculum. Below is my response. What are your thoughts?

Hi Dan! I read “We The Media” in my graduate course at the University of Nevada Interactive Environmental Journalism program (pardon the plug).

I do think you hit on a lot of key points – especially entrepreneurial aspects of building good journalism products. That has to also include some sort of course in innovation where students are challenged to come up with new ways to do journalism.

But one area I have to disagree with is the implication that people have to be “taught” how to consume media. I’m a firm believer in understanding how people use the news then building from there.

In an IDEO type exercise for another grad course, we created 3 wallets – one designed for ourselves, one designed for a classmate without discussion with them, and one designed with their input. Needless to say, the third type of wallet was superior. Media today, however, seem to be designing products for themselves and not their audiences.

We get so bogged down with The First Amendment, morality, and ethics that we don’t stop to consider how everyone else is dealing with it. Instead of asking parents to seek out our help in understanding the media, we should be seeking out parents to help us understand how we can make our information clearer, more useful, etc.

That is really how collaboration with other disciplines can foster. Without user-centered design, we’re all just throwing theoreticals and hypotheticals around the chamber.

It’s a much more uncomfortable position, I would wager, than being PR agents for journalism.

Thank you for your post and I hope that this sparks lively debates within journalism schools across the country.

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RIP Dave Morrow

I’m incredibly shocked. It was only a month ago that Dave and I were ribbing each other, as we usually did. I’d make a snide remark, he’d retort and call me hateful. We could have had our own Punch & Judy Show.

He was full of verve. He thought independently, was tough on his students, but listened to our mundane ramblings and offered great insight into the journalism business. Best of all, he wanted to do crazy things in journalism that would push its envelope.

I will miss him.

In tribute to Monsieur Morrow, I leave you with one of his favorite arias from Lucrezia Borgia, sung by Dame Joan Sutherland:

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RIP Dave Morrow

I’m incredibly shocked. It was only a month ago that Dave and I were ribbing each other, as we usually did. I’d make a snide remark, he’d retort and call me hateful. We could have had our own Punch & Judy Show.

He was full of verve. He thought independently, was tough on his students, but listened to our mundane ramblings and offered great insight into the journalism business. Best of all, he wanted to do crazy things in journalism that would push its envelope.

I will miss him.

In tribute to Monsieur Morrow, I leave you with one of his favorite arias from Lucrezia Borgia, sung by Dame Joan Sutherland:

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