Friday, July 17, 2009

Rethinking the labor of blogging "uncovering information labor"

Hello readers (all three of you). I find my blogging production has evaporated as I've been strugging with my new academic role as the Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I'm hoping to catch up on some backlogged ideas here soon, but in the meantime, I'm going to open up this blog to some trusted collaborators — like one of the graduate teaching assistants from my UW-Madison course on "The Information Society" — who will likely have much smarter (and much more timely) things to say about information labor than I have lately.

More soon, I promise.


Sarah. R. said...

Thanks very kindly for this introduction and opportunity, Greg. I look forward to contributing!

David said...

This is timely. The more folks that get layed off at my local newspaper, the better the writing gets at the local alt-weekly.

The local TV news at one station is trying a shared effort deal with the local paper.

At what point does strategic comm overwhelm traditional J-School offerings just because J-Schools are spewing out too many grads? (U/Pitt merged its non-AEJMC-accredited J-major with a nonfiction writing major.)

Meanwhile, in your other home, libraries are the perpetual site of contest between professional knowledge, nonprofessional laborers, and automation -- and as their usage goes up in the recession, what does this mean for thse tensions?

And so on. You are in a unique position to say some useful and interesting things.

Hop to!