futurejournalismproject:

Short Enough to be Interesting
Summers come. Summers go. And this summer we were fortunate to have Kat and Gabbi join us for our summer internship program.
We’re getting smarter about these things. Where we previously brought people in and threw them into our general mix, Jihii made sure we did things differently. Differently means we basically said, What interests you? What subject do you want to do a deep dive in to? Let’s talk about that and hone your focus. Got it? Now go.
Kat chose the evolution of college newspapers for her research. Gabbi chose the evolution of documentary film and its distribution as hers. We, hopefully, challenged them on their assumptions and provided additional ideas on how they should and could follow up on their topics. My personal hope is that they learned as much from us as we learned from them. Because, really, we learned a lot from them.
I also thank them for being guinea pigs of a sort. This is, after all, the first time we said, Whatever you want, let’s do it. And it was great.
But it succeeded because they are nerdlings.
Total. Geeky. Nerdlings.
Very different from each other, to be sure, but very connected in their geeky passion for the topics they covered.
So I give a giant hat tip to the both of them, apologize that I wasn’t completely present at the beginning of the summer when all this started but absolutely look forward to collaborating in the future.
Moving forward, Kat will be tumbling with us. Gabbi, less occasionally as she’s off to Australia for a study abroad… which we’re jealous of. If you’re in that neck of the woods give her a warm hello.
Most importantly though, thank you both. Time moves too quick but, Gabbi and Kat, you are most wonderful. — Michael
Image: Part of a note included by Jihii in her departing gift to to Kat and Gabbi: Letters to a Young Journalist by Sam Freedman. The quote is generally attributed to an anonymous Texas newspaper editor.

Nothing to say but: <3

futurejournalismproject:

Short Enough to be Interesting

Summers come. Summers go. And this summer we were fortunate to have Kat and Gabbi join us for our summer internship program.

We’re getting smarter about these things. Where we previously brought people in and threw them into our general mix, Jihii made sure we did things differently. Differently means we basically said, What interests you? What subject do you want to do a deep dive in to? Let’s talk about that and hone your focus. Got it? Now go.

Kat chose the evolution of college newspapers for her research. Gabbi chose the evolution of documentary film and its distribution as hers. We, hopefully, challenged them on their assumptions and provided additional ideas on how they should and could follow up on their topics. My personal hope is that they learned as much from us as we learned from them. Because, really, we learned a lot from them.

I also thank them for being guinea pigs of a sort. This is, after all, the first time we said, Whatever you want, let’s do it. And it was great.

But it succeeded because they are nerdlings.

Total. Geeky. Nerdlings.

Very different from each other, to be sure, but very connected in their geeky passion for the topics they covered.

So I give a giant hat tip to the both of them, apologize that I wasn’t completely present at the beginning of the summer when all this started but absolutely look forward to collaborating in the future.

Moving forward, Kat will be tumbling with us. Gabbi, less occasionally as she’s off to Australia for a study abroad… which we’re jealous of. If you’re in that neck of the woods give her a warm hello.

Most importantly though, thank you both. Time moves too quick but, Gabbi and Kat, you are most wonderful. — Michael

Image: Part of a note included by Jihii in her departing gift to to Kat and Gabbi: Letters to a Young Journalist by Sam Freedman. The quote is generally attributed to an anonymous Texas newspaper editor.

Nothing to say but: <3

@8 months ago with 44 notes

jamesreads:

See the way the light folds so gracefully, see the world so clearly now in front of me.

Bedroom Wind is a 18” x 72” triptych with a very small edition available at www.jamesreadsmerch.com

Exquisite. 

@8 months ago with 22342 notes
#art #beauty #painting #triptych 

dailydot:

deans-pudding:

“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”

For those who don’t know the story behind this:

Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.

i cant handle this 

— BRB crying over Homer Simpson, apparently. Gavia.

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@8 months ago with 579749 notes
douja:

“Be and it is”

douja:

“Be and it is”

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@8 months ago with 33 notes
newyorker:

A cartoon by Liam Francis Walsh. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/17J9jqw

newyorker:

A cartoon by Liam Francis Walsh. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/17J9jqw

@8 months ago with 791 notes

Today in Ridiculous:

From Korean Culture May Offer Clues in Asiana Crash, NBC News:

Investigators combing through the debris and data recordings from theAsiana Airlinesjet that crashed in San Francisco Saturday may learn more about what happened inside the cockpit of theBoeing777 aircraft by studying an unlikely clue: Korean culture.

South Korea’s aviation industry has faced skepticism about its safety and pilot habits since a few deadly crashes beginning in the 1980s. But despite changes, including an improved safety record, Korea’s aviation sector remains rooted in a national character that’s largely about preserving hierarchy—and asking few questions of those in authority.

"The Korean culture has two features—respect for seniority and age, and quite an authoritarian style," said Thomas Kochan, a professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "You put those two together, and you may get more one-way communication—and not a lot of it upward."

In the Korean language, you speak to superiors and elders in an honorific form that requires more words and can be more oblique than in English, for example. It’s less, “Yo! You want water?”; and more, “It’s a warm day for a nice refreshment, no?” This may sound trivial. But put this in the context of a cockpit, where seconds and decision-making are crucial, and communication and culture can matter.

Uh. Can someone explain to me how culture and language played into the crash?

@9 months ago with 2 notes
#Asiana crash #NBC #ridiculous 

Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur 

nycdigital:

On LinkedIn, read Mayor Bloomberg’s tips for becoming a successful entrepreneur based on his experience of building a company from the ground up, leading New York City as mayor, and founding a philanthropic organization:

  1. Take risks.
  2. Make your own luck.
  3. Be persistent.
  4. Never stop learning.
  5. Give back.
@8 months ago with 77 notes
#entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #success 
kylethale:

Over/Underrated by Austin Kleon

kylethale:

Over/Underrated by Austin Kleon

@8 months ago with 3206 notes
latinousa:

poeticocronopio:

Frida Kahlo’s barbie

Where can we get one?!?

Best Barbie ever?

latinousa:

poeticocronopio:

Frida Kahlo’s barbie

Where can we get one?!?

Best Barbie ever?

(Source: inefablecronopio, via thisisfusion)

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@9 months ago with 25165 notes
#hope #future #life 

Introducing Our Summer Interns!

futurejournalismproject:

Thanks to all who applied for our Summer 2013 internship program. It was a fascinating bunch of folks we are happy to have in our network. In NYC this summer, we’ve got two lovely ladies from New Jersey joining our team. They’ll both be tumbling with us, as well as working on some interesting FJP editorial projects we’ve got cooking. 

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Raised in suburban New Jersey (but a city girl at heart), Kathleen Kim likes to read stories and write her own. A proud Syracuse University alumna, she has previously interned at Inc. magazine and Weider History Group . Besides journalism, her other interests include spoken-word poetry, yoga, and collecting as many CDs as her wallet can afford. (Twitter | Tumblr)

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Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism and Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don’t have the opportunity to travel to themselves. (Tumblr | Website)

A very warm welcome to Kat and Gabbi :)

Thrilled to be part of this awesome team. The internship just started but I’ve already learned a ton, so my future days with FJP are lookin’ good. [Thumbs way up]

@9 months ago with 16 notes
#fjp #internship #summer #Happy Kat