Friday, April 01, 2011

Business and pleasure in Spain

For two months, Cindy and I are traveling mainly in Spain. I am also giving some lectures on Journalism, but more on that in a minute. Yesterday we headed northwest from Madrid to Segovia, a lovely town with Roman and Islamic architecture in abundance. This wikipedia article about the city is obviously a clumsy translation from the Spanish original, but it gives you the idea.

Cindy in the city center with the aqueduct behind her. It was built 2,000 years ago.

The aqueduct was built with no mortar between the granite blocks.

The cathedral

A ceiling in the Alcazar shows Moorish touches.

Every journalist needs a suit like this.

The mountains were still covered with snow on March 31.

The Alcazar (fortress or palace in Arabic) dominates a hill in the city.

During a presentation at the Complutense University of Madrid (center), I talked about the new vision of entrepreneurial journalism (center photo) and some of its advocates. One of the attendees created a collage of the people mentioned: (clockwise, from upper left) Clay Shirky of NYU, Dan Gillmor of Arizona State University, Brian Stelter of the New York Times and Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter.
One of the students wrote a blog entry about the presentation, as did a professor who attended.

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