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    4 Minute Roundup: Helping Journalism Students Get Tech Skills

    by Mark Glaser
    September 3, 2010
    Jen Lee Reeves now has students taking online courses in software so she doesn't have to teach them all the details of it herself


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    4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.

    In this week’s 4MR podcast I talk about MediaShift’s Beyond J-School series so far, including the stories on teaching social media, the 5Across roundtable and Jen Lee Reeves’ take on getting j-students over their fear of technology. I talked with Reeves more about how she is asking her students this semester to pay $36 each for Lynda.com courses on learning the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. Reeves talked candidly about her students and their fears of failing with technology.

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    Listen to my entire interview with Jen Lee Reeves:

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    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    Special Series – Beyond J-School at MediaShift

    How to Conquer Journalism Students’ Fear of Technology at MediaShift

    Making a Change at Jen Lee Reeves’ blog

    Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency by Mindy McAdams

    How Do I Teach Students to Integrate Multimedia Tools into Storytelling? at Poynter

    AEJMC – Teaching Social Media in the Classroom at Reportr.net

    Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think the biggest change is in journalism schools:


    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.


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    4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.

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