Blogging from an empty classroom. It’s what happens on an optional class day when the sun shines.

  • Classics in Lego – a photoset on Flickr. Some people have a great imagination — recreating classics of photojournalism with blocks — and way too much time. Via Journerdism.
  • Twitter – what are you doing in your newsroom? What would you like to do? Paul Bradshaw is attempting to take stock of how valuable Twitter is in the real world. Only one comment so far, but I’m sure there will be more.
  • Journalism A Hot Commodity In Higher Education. Apparently some “non-journalism” institutions are jumping on the bandwagon. No word on how big the bandwagon actually is.
  • Is new media killing journalism? That’s the topic for a May 2 debate at the Frontline Club in London, featuring the dreaded Andrew Keen. Fortunately, the club does audio and video of its events, so we can at least listen in at some point.
  • Catch-22 in journalism internships. There’s a great discussion going on over at Mindy’s place about the issue of paid (and unpaid) journalism internships as requirements from j-school grads, something that’s much on my mind these days. Much wisdom in the comments.
  • Shot composition tips. A little video advice from Simon Wyndham for making more interesting stuff. To some, this will either be mind-expanding or heresy: “9. Try to move outside of the rule of thirds for more interesting composition.”