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Date: 4/17/2006

The Ancient Way wins Horizon Interactive Award

The UNC Journalism and Mass Communication School produced The Ancient Way (hosted by was named top in their category for the Horizon Interactive Awards. Gabriel Dance, who worked with, was in Galacia working on the project last summer and contributed to the project as did my collegues Rich Beckman, Pat Davidson, Alberto Cairo and Laura Ruel.

The judges said:

[G]reat use of video, photography, audio and a website. This site is more than an online magazine or news site… it is an experience. Visually it is well done. the navigation is simple and clean. The content speaks for itself.

We seem to be covering Spain pretty well. Galacia is in the Northwest of Iberia. I’ll be in the South next week in Granada. Just finished reading Washington Irving’s Alhambra and just received Ornament of the World from the conference organizers and have begun the Conquest of Granada also by Irving.

The Accuracy of Meyer and Maier

Dean Bowers lets us know that my collegue Phil Meyer and my former student (I was on his PhD committee which was headed by Phil) Scott Maier jointly won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Research About Journalism. Their project was called “Accuracy Matters,” and it included Scott’s published articles on accuracy and Phil’s chapter on accuracy in “The Vanishing Newspaper.”

Smallwood Foundation to support Lyceum

ibiblio‘s Lyceum multi-user blogsphere got a boost from The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation of Fort Worth, Texas today. The Foundation awarded Lyceum a $25,000.00 gift through the UNC School of Information and Library Science to be used for promotion and stablization of the project. More details in an upcoming press release from the School.

To test drive Lyceum, visit the Demo site.

Thanks to Fred and especially to JJB for making Lyceum real!

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