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Welcome to the New Scholarly Kitchen - 18 Jan 2017, 7:30 am
In February of 2008, Kent Anderson welcomed readers to The Scholarly Kitchen. Kent had come up with a clever idea for a way to drive the conversation around scholarly communication and asked the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) if they’d be willing to support the experiment. As we enter our 10th year of writing about our industry, we felt it was time to spruce things up a bit, and you’re looking at the results of our Kitchen renovation.
The “kitchen” metaphor has proved remarkably resilient. Kent’s original thoughts on it are just as valid today:
It seems an odd name, but that’s intentional — we wanted a name that is memorable, different, and welcoming. If anything is welcoming, it’s the kitchen. It’s where we gain sustenance, socialize at parties, and set things as we come and go. It’s perhaps the most functional space in any busy home. And this is intended to be a busy space for scholarly publishers.
While the name has held up well, the old site was getting a bit long in the tooth. 9 years is a lifetime on the internet, and we had clearly fallen behind the latest technological innovations. Back in February of 2008, we were barely 8 months into the iPhone era and even the tech press was still figuring out what exactly it meant (“There is no likelihood that Apple can be successful in a business this competitive.”). Mobile websites weren’t really mandatory for most of us until Google recently changed their algorithms to penalize sites without a good mobile experience, which we lacked. We’ve seen the impact of this change in a drop in readership of our long tail of older posts. The new site’s responsive design should make things more discoverable and much better for readers on-the-go.
If anything is welcoming, it’s the kitchen. It’s where we gain sustenance, socialize at parties, and set things as we come and go.
Another big change is that we are now offering advertising on the site. All funds that come in go to the SSP to support their programs and efforts on behalf of the scholarly communication community. We’ve built a strict firewall between editorial efforts and sales efforts to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. But if you’re interested in reaching an audience of publishers, editors, librarians, researchers, and publishing service providers, you might consider getting in touch.
There’s better navigation and plenty of new features, including a set of Collections available through the navigation bar above which we think feature some of our better posts on key subject areas. We invite you to dig around, let us know what you think (and if you spot anything that’s not working, please let us know as we clean up any bugs).
Most of all, we’d like to thank our readers who have joined us on this remarkable journey from a quick experiment to what has become a daily starting point for many in our industry. There’s so much going on in scholarly publishing, good and bad, difficult and challenging yet exciting and interesting. We’ll do our best to keep the conversation going.Read more
Voice of America tackles threats to student press freedom - 5 Jan 2017, 12:24 pm
Voice of America this week published a new piece about the plight of college newspapers and other student-run news organizations, a topic that’s been in the press quite a bit in the past year.
The VOA story stems from a report that I helped write as chairman of the First Amendment Advocacy Program of College Media Association: a role separate from my work as the UVM student media adviser. Other contributors to the report include writers and editors at the American Association of University Professors, the Student Press Law Center and the National Coalition Against Censorship.
It’s hard to say whether the number of cases of censorship by college officials is increasing, but, in the modern media environment, our awareness of threats to students’ free expression is.
College officials sometimes demand to see stories before they go to print or cut funding entirely if student journalists write articles that offend their sensibilities. This happens with stories ranging from the obviously vital—investigations into the actions of misbehaving administrators, say—to the seemingly trivial, such as the best places to hook up on campus. Student government organizations sometimes punish the press, too.
In many cases, perpetrators of this censorship claim other motives for their actions and say that censorship isn’t taking place at all. They might say that they want to shutter a newsroom because of concerns about a newspaper’s finances or that the removal of the newspaper’s adviser is a result of larger university cutbacks. Sometimes they say that an adviser has been removed from her position for other work-related reasons that they can’t discuss because of privacy rules around personnel issues. Sometimes, definitely, censorship has nothing to do with it, but our research shows that, too often, it does.
We’re blessed at the University of Vermont, where college officials value the student press in a way that not every higher ed administrator does. If The Vermont Cynic publishes something that offends a reader, then UVM officials point that reader to the student editors. This is so automatic that, even as the newspaper’s adviser, I usually don’t hear about these complaints until well after students have responded to the offended party, whether it be a local business owner or government official.
Not every college media organization is so fortunate. Our hope is that the report might shine a light on these problems and provide guidance for how to move forward.
Oregon University:2011 Sports and Entertainment Law Conference30 Dec 2010, 4:44 pm
This year’s SELC will be on Friday January 28th, 2011 at the White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon.
Panels and discussion will start at 9:15am and run till 4:30pm. Registration will be from 8:00am – 9:00am.
This site will tell you want you need to know about registration, panels, panelists, directions to the White Stag, and much more!
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