“Free” discussion in academia often comes at a price – a handful of publishers monopolize the academic journal industry, says GMC communication studies prof. Jason Schmitt in a recent Huffington Post article. Online journals like the Center for Open Science may herald a new age in academic publishing, widening access and speeding the movement of ideas. “Most in the academic community hope that the new iteration of scholarly articles and publishing will do more good toward humankind than that of a hefty profit margin,” Jason writes. Bloomberg business columnist Justin Fox cited Jason’s piece in a widely distributed January 5 column.
The digital revolution is making an impact on another traditional sport: tennis. GMC professor of communication studies and tennis enthusiast Jason Schmitt recently had a chance to test out new technology that provides immediate feedback to improving a backhand, or increasing the velocity of a serve. “Tennis could be witnessing one the most important technological evolutions in its history: connected tennis. The connected tennis environment is an exciting merge for a sport with such longstanding traditions . . . we are definitely in-line for a stream of continual upgrades and technological evolution,” Jason writes. Read his full Huffington Post story.