Posting to the NNStart class curation page

Hello NNstart class,

First, I highly highly recommend you read this piece by Gigaom’s Matthew Ingram on a court decision yesterday on Net Neutrality. It has implications for practically every type of digital media, and if left unchallenged it could significantly stifle digital innovation: This comes on the heels of news that the Supreme Court will decide on the legality of the Aereo broadcast streaming service. For better or worse, this year may very well put the entire future of the Internet in the hands of the Supreme Court.

You may also notice that this post automatically appears in the sidebar of the NNStart web site, as well as the class curation page. Wow, you must be thinking, that Professor Pacheco must be constantly working on this site to post content and make everything lay out so nicely. What kind of vitamins is he taking? Well I have news for you — I didn’t spend any time posting that content to the site. It appears automatically whenever I tweet a link and include the #NNStart hashtag. I spent more time writing this explanatory post than I did updating all of that content on the curation page.

And now you can do the same thing. This morning I added your Twitter handles to the whitelist. Whenever you post a link in Twitter with the hashtag #NNSTart, your links will eventually find their way to the curation page, which is powered by a service called Rebelmouse. It takes anywhere from a few seconds to an hour for the posts to appear. If you don’t see your post there, take a look at the #NNStart hashtag on Twitter to confirm that your posts were made. (Note: the Twitter search is how I will periodically check that you’re sharing finds for grading).

The curation page also uses a service called Spundge, but we won’t get into that just yet.

As mentioned in class, your first assignment, due Thursday (tomorrow) is to read through some of the Neimanlab predictions for journalism in 2014, pick one that resonates with you and write 3-4 paragraphs (in the Blackboard assignment, not Twitter) about how it relates to a startup idea you want to explore in this class.

As a first test of the class curation page, please also tweet a link to the post you choose to #NNStart and summarize your thoughts in 140 characters or less. We will open Thursday’s class by going through the list. I’ll choose one to present, and whoever is chosen will get extra credit for this week.

– Prof. Pacheco



Professor Pacheco in the Press

How Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is bringing augmented reality to your job


  • “I think we will be seeing two camps: Microsoft and a few startups like Meta2 and Vuzix on the business end, and Magic Leap and Apple (when Apple releases its rumored glasses) on the consumer end,” Dan Pacheco, a professor of journalism and chair in journalism innovation at Syracuse University’s S...

2016 Mirror Awards Ceremony - YouTube


  • Nonny de la Peña had this to say about Professor Pacheco after her acceptance of an I-3 Mirror Award.

    “Once the [Oculus] Facebook sale happened, $2 billion dollars, you’re not so nuts. But before that happened, a lot of people thought trying to do journalism in virtual reality was crazy...

Students, Faculty to Create Content for HoloLens Augmented Reality Headset


  • Prof. Dan Pacheco has been accepted into the HoloLens developer program and will work with Newhouse students and faculty to create content for the device. - Dan Pacheco


Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting - TechRepublic


  • Prof. Pacheco was interviewed by CBS Interactive's TechRepublic about using virtuality for journalism in the story: "Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting." The piece also referenced Pacheco's Virtual Reality Storytelling course and included a link to a 360 video of the SU football team by class member and football player Eric Jackson...


  • Prof. Pacheco co-authored the primer on virtual reality in this report on The State of Virtual Reality in Journalism for Gannett and the Knight Foundation. - Dan Pacheco


Daily Orange: Universities should embrace experiential media courses


  • "There’s a virtual reality course being taught this semester in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications called Virtual Reality Storytelling. (Full disclosure: I am taking the course right now. It’s awesome.) The course’s professor, Dan Pacheco, says demand for the course is high, and for good reason in that it may set you apart in a job interview...

StoryNEXT conference features virtual reality – Hypergrid Business


  • Professor Pacheco has been added to the advisory board for StoryNEXT, a new annual conference focused on innovators in virtual reality storytelling. - Dan Pacheco


Recent Breakthroughs In Virtual Reality Go Beyond Simply Playing Video Games | ThinkProgress


  • "“The more difficult and complicated the subject, the more we seem to want to close the news app and open up Candy Crush,” said Daniel Pacheco, a journalism professor at Syracuse University who specializes in VR storytelling. “VR can counteract this tendency because of its ability make you feel physically present somewhere and to comprehend information by exploring it in an almost physical way...

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