Happy 2018. We’re still here, aren’t we, and that’s something, the way the world’s going. Kudos to us all for hanging in there. At year’s end/beginning, I’ve seen a number of journalists doing “My year in stories” roundups. I considered that–I wrote a lot of stories this year!–but am not sure I have the energy… Continue reading »
Some news! As of Nov. 20, I’m no longer with the Chronicle of Higher Education. It’s been a good 10-year run, and I am forever grateful to have had the chance to dive deeply into humanities research, the digital humanities, libraryland, archives, and publishing/scholarly communication/open access. Why am I leaving? I got a chance to… Continue reading »
I haven’t been anywhere, to tell you the truth, not in the real world anyway. What have I been doing? *I moderated a Google hangout on collaboration in scholarly publishing with several university-press directors. You can help make it go viral on YouTube (or just watch it–up to you). *Then I wrote a story… Continue reading »
Bought a car, drove to Niagara Falls and wore disposable ponchos (see pic, left), drove to Canada, saw a moose and two black-bear cubs, went canoeing, saw some stars (celestial, not Hollywood), wrote a short story and a long review-essay, did some reading, and came back ready to tackle some big projects this fall. Hope… Continue reading »
A report on my personal and so far successful campaign to get organized. If you’re of a certain age or you’ve studied the Reagan era, the name Fawn Hall will mean something to you. As Oliver North’s secretary, she shredded documents related to the Iran-contra affair. She also had memorable hair and was fined for… Continue reading »
The comments feature on the blog isn’t working properly at the moment, so apologies if you’ve been trying to post and haven’t been able to get through. Ah, technology. We’re working on it.
Well, kids, the Chronicle launched its new website last week, and the old links to my Chron stories don’t work any more. I have asked our tech folks whether the problem is likely to go away (ha!)–whether, in other words, those old URLs will eventually redirect readers to archived stories on the new site. I… Continue reading »
It has been busy around here: a podcast about Google Book Search to record, two AAUP conferences to cover (profs and presses–the American Association of University Professors and the Association of American University Presses), two feature stories and a Hot Type column to wrap up, and a guest-blogging stint for Bookslut (this week–come visit). I’ve… Continue reading »