Author Archives: Julia Averbuck

The Highest Monkey bids farewell

Dearest loving readers, the time has come for the Highest Monkey to say adieu. After an entire semester’s worth of blogging, PLSC 277 is officially disbanding for summer break and so is our blog. It has been an incredible experience … Continue reading

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Subscribing to the WSJ

This morning, Professor Farrar suggested to her class of Highest Monkeys that they check out a WSJ column that mentioned Yale students and journalism (Crovitz’s Before ‘Watergate’ Could be Google). I woke up to her e-mail and immediately clicked her … Continue reading

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What’s the value in local news? A look at the New Haven Independent

Before I came to Yale, I didn’t realize there was such a thing as local news and newspapers. You see, I was raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – a sprawling metropolis with 6.3 million inhabitants in the city proper … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Want your own TV show?

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw a fellow Yalie advertising his new political commentary TV show. I clicked on the page to see what it was about, fully expecting it to a YDN digital endeavor, only … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Is it okay to make people wifi hotspots?

In South by Southwest (also known by its acronym and trending hashtag, #sxsw), a music/video/interactive festival in Austin famous for its innovative trends and inclusion of new artists, a company hired homeless people to walk around providing wireless service to … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Can the curator’s code guide us to correct attribution?

If I am going to write about the idea of a curator’s code, I should start with giving credit where it is called for: I found the curator’s code website¬†through Brain Pickings¬†weekly newsletter. The website works towards establishing the correct … Continue reading

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Is Apple moving in on another news platform?

When on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Apple unveiled the Ipad 3, expectations were running high amongst Apple lovers all over the world. In the first significant launch since Steve Jobs passed away in October of 2011, it was more than … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Should journalists be learning data?

By hosting its first hackathon, the Columbia School of Journalism suggests that journalists should learn how to work with the visualization of data as well as with the language of programming. Check out Poynter’s coverage here. Bookmark on Delicious Digg … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: What’s the problem with Twitter being used in court?

In a blog post about his tweets being subpoenaed, Malcolm Harris discusses the implications of bringing Twitter to court. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: What’s so bad about monetizing your product?

As a follow up to my Pinterest post, I just wanted to share an Atlantic article on how Pinterest has been monetizing their product and what the reactions have been since the WSJ wrote about its financial situation. Bookmark on … Continue reading

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