Making News at the New York Times

A 2014 ethnography of the New York Times – Making News at the New York Times.

Bronies Are Redefining Fandom — And American Manhood | Underwire | Wired.com

“Bronies” and fandom and the links included in Angela Watercutter’s article could be of interest for any student studying online fandom! Bronies Are Redefining Fandom — And American Manhood | Underwire | Wired.com.

“Digital Textual Communities”

If you have students who are interested in exploring online communities, check out the “Digital Textual Communities” section of ASU’s Sprint Beyond the Book.

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

Thanks to Alyssa Lynee Davis and Patti Pangborn, I found out about The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography. This is a great place get your students thinking about their own research and to send them with the fabulous essays they complete by the end of your class.

“Walk Like a Fish” by Alexandra Horowitz

An interesting way to think about observing: NOBODY in their right mind visits Midtown Manhattan during the holidays. The reason is simple: everyone, it seems, is in Midtown Manhattan during the holidays. Drawn to the scene like lacewings to streetlights, tourists jam the sidewalks, the crowds slow-moving, veering, shopping-bag-laden, and only vaguely walking forward. New Yorkers ...

Ethnography Beyond Text and Print

Are you thinking about encouraging your students to move beyond print for their ethnographic inquiry research projects? Check out Wendy Hsu’s piece in Ethnography Matters: Ethnography Beyond Text and Print: How the digital can transform ethnographic expressions

Transom.org: A Showcase and Workshop for New Public Radio

Transom.org channels new work and voices to public radio through the Internet, and discusses that work, and encourages more. Transom is a performance space, an open editorial session, an audition stage, a library, and a hangout. Our purpose is to pass the baton of mission and good practice in public media. Check it out for ...

Moodle Syllabus Available

If you’d like to check out how I put together my last Ethnographic Inquiry WRII at Columbia College Chicago, my Moodle course site is open to guests: http://lms.colum.edu/course/view.php?id=6485 I am constantly tweaking and revising, so I welcome your thoughts and ideas.

Harper High School- This American Life

Harper High School, Part One | This American Life. Harper High School, Part Two – This American Life I have been using excerpts of the reports on Harper High School in Chicago by This American Life to highlight how expanded fieldnotes can work to reveal real stories that have meaning. I ask students to listen ...

Spin Cycle: The Social Realm of the Laundromat | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

A way to see research on norms and “codes” in action: Spin Cycle: The Social Realm of the Laundromat | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network. by Krystal D’Costa in the Scientific American “Anthropology in Practice” section.