Multitasking and You!

In case you missed it, PBS recently broadcast: Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier.  Check it out when you get a chance,  it’s an interesting look at how we all live our lives.

Here’s a little test for you:  At some point this weekend, try and do just one thing…..and, see how long you can do it for.

What was interesting is that as I watched this PBS program, I realized I had ESPN on the TV, I was doing e-mail, g-chatting with someone, and scanning Facebook.  I then shut them all down and focused on the PBS documentary.  I deliberately decided not to multitask, but it wasn’t easy.  So, try it!



About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at He also edits part-time for with the NFL and college football network.
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