Readings 9-4-08

There’s no more inspiring time to be a journalist.
This is an inspiring essay about the current changes in journalism–and how you stand to make a true impact because of them.

The Minnesota Independent
Read through some of this independent blog-based news site coverage of the RNC. Be prepared to discuss how it presents a different picture than the broadcast networks and major newspapers.

Introducing Google Chrome (as a comic book)
Google has announced their entry into the “browser wars,” a domain currently strongly held by Microsoft. As part of their release, they asked comic artist Scott McCloud to create a comic introducing the new browser. In the process, McCloud does an excellent job of explaining the many facets of the browser space and helps to introduce many of the concepts that drive web development forward.

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