Digital http://nwpr.org en The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All http://nwpr.org/post/new-age-leaving-behind-everything-or-nothing-all Perhaps in your attic or basement there is a box of papers — letters, photographs, cards, maybe even journals — inherited from a grandparent or other relative who's passed on. Authors, archivists and researchers have long considered these treasures. The right box might contain a wealth of information about a key historical period or place or person.<p>But what if that box isn't a box at all? What if it's an ancient laptop? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:28:00 +0000 NPR Staff 44111 at http://nwpr.org The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative <p>The Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University recently was host to a special day-long discussion of the information landscape in Washington with a particular emphasis on the information needs of the rural population. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:13:16 +0000 John Paxson 10496 at http://nwpr.org The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative (Parts 1-3) http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative-parts-1-3 <p>The Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University recently was host to a special day-long discussion of the information landscape in Washington with a particular emphasis on the information needs of the rural population.&nbsp;</p><p>The landscape is, in many ways, an enigma.&nbsp; A state that is an acknowledged world leader in digital technologies has some areas where there is virtually no digital access.&nbsp; The big cities&mdash;clustered in four areas&mdash;have ample electronic and print news coverage.&nbsp; But vast areas of rural Washington have very little.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:13:06 +0000 John Paxson 10495 at http://nwpr.org The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative (Parts 4-6) http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative-parts-4-6 <p>Click on the links above for parts 4-6 of the discussion. (Here are <a href="http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative-parts-1-3">parts 1-3</a>)</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:05:31 +0000 John Paxson 10494 at http://nwpr.org Small Town Movie Houses Struggle To Switch From Film To Bits Of Data http://nwpr.org/post/small-town-movie-houses-struggle-switch-film-bits-data <p>This summer&rsquo;s blockbuster line-up is teeming with highly anticipated names -- like Batman, Spiderman, and the Avengers. That&rsquo;s good news for the people who run cinemas. But for many small theaters across the Northwest, opening weekend is becoming a struggle.</p><p>More movies are starting to come on hard drives instead of reels. So theaters must make a costly conversion to digital if they want to stay in the game. And, as Jessica Robinson reports, time is running out. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:41:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9678 at http://nwpr.org Small Town Movie Houses Struggle To Switch From Film To Bits Of Data