Journalists share how to deal with online harassment

Online News Association sponsored a conversation about online harassment Wednesday night in New York. Slate staff writer Amanda Hess, Essence Magazine contributing writer Zerlina Maxwell, New Republic senior editor Jamil Smith and Fast Company writer Sarah Kessler shared their experiences and advice on dealing with and addressing harassment. Great #onanyc panel for tonight discussing how… Continue reading Journalists share how to deal with online harassment

St. Louisans remember Maya Angelou

This story originally appeared on RealTime/STL. Noted author, activist and St. Louis native Maya Angelou died early Wednesday morning. Local fans took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share their memories. Maya Angelou was one of those people that you never expected to die for fact that she was legendary, she was an influential voice… Continue reading St. Louisans remember Maya Angelou

2010 ornaments: Web icons

This year’s Christmas ornaments are done! Every year I add an ornament (or, in this case, five) that reflect something that’s happened in the last year. This year I became the Post-Dispatch’s social media editor, not to mention several social media endeavors not related to work (like STL Hacks/Hackers, SND STL and @newsroomcake), so the… Continue reading 2010 ornaments: Web icons

Stop trying to ‘help,’ Facebook

Last week, Facebook suggested I “friend” my sister. Not because it figured out we’re related, but because we went to the same high school. That’s right, Facebook has given up on me making friends, and is resorting to people I might’ve gone to high school with.