Saturday, August 2, 2014

Blogging and the Academe

There have been many active debates this year on the relationships between blogging and the academy. Sometimes, the power of a blog lies not so much in the initial post(clearly, based upon my work here!), but on the responses of others. While the initial post in the link that follows is quiet good, read this blog's discussion of a recent proposal on banning blogging by the editor of a journal!

I think it has some powerful implications for what happens when new world technologies meet old word structures. To me, it speaks to the importance of paying careful attention to making sure that are not only are publishing in new medium (if that is your bent), but in more traditional publications as well. This is especially true for those on the job market and tenure track faculty. Perhaps this is a conservative, old-school view; I view it as pragmatic.

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