Currently, there are over 7 million Americans who are not ready for the Transition to Digital Television on February 17th, 2009 (Nielsen, December 2008). What does this mean? When Congress mandated that the 35 million Americans who have either rabbit ear antenna or roof top antenna will have to make a monumental change in their viewing experience - a defining moment in our communication "reception" become apparent.
One of the things I love most about food blogs is the amazing food photos. I know from personal experience that photographing food is a challenge, and I admire bloggers who can turn out beautiful photos no matter what they're cooking. Of course when Christmas comes, these talented photographers have beautiful Christmas food photos on their blogs to wish readers a Merry Christmas.
I'm writing this post at the request of family members and friends who are having a difficult time this holiday season.
The holiday season is not joyful or easy for all. Recognizing that fact can be the first step toward helping friends who find the Holidays a tough time.
Last week, I took the time to talk to several friends who find the Holidays difficult. In the process, I asked each what she and her family needed and how I could help to make this time of year easier. They gave me several ideas on how to help.
If you are a journalist, or love someone who is, you know that most of us could use a little extra love this holiday season. As Elana recently noted we ink-stained wretches are high up on the growing list of industries that have had a rough year. So, here are a few suggestions for gifts that might bring a smile to your favorite (current, former, or aspiring) member of the Fourth Estate.
For the backpack journalists