New Year’s Resolutions for the Journalism Classroom

    by Kathleen Bartzen Culver
    January 7, 2014
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    Journalism education is fraught with challenges, but new years bring new opportunities. We asked a few forward-thinking instructors what they’re resolving to do in 2014 and visualized them with the help of Sara Quinn from the Poynter Institute (@saraquinn). Make a resolution of your own. What will you do in the classroom or beyond this year? Add your ideas in the comments. And don’t forget to join all our conversations on moving journalism education forward at #EdShift on Twitter.

    Visualization of educators' resolutions for 2014



    Kathleen Bartzen Culver is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching and researching at the intersection of ethics and digital media practices. Culver also serves as associate director of the Center for Journalism Ethics and Education Curator for PBS MediaShift.

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    4 responses to “New Year’s Resolutions for the Journalism Classroom”

    1. Digital Journalism says:

      Journalism education needs to incorporate skills that are not traditionally taught at J-School, but are increasingly desired by media employers; as discussed in this post http://www.mulinblog.com/myriad-skills-employers-now-expect-journalism-graduates/

    2. marknewt says:

      I will join a professional organization —like the Journalism Education Association, jea.org — for a viable professional learning community and a supportive professional development.

    3. Rob Heller says:

      I want to keep reminding my students (and colleagues) that photojournalism is more than just being someplace with a camera.

      Rob Heller
      University of Tennessee

      • Katy Culver says:

        Great point, Rob. One of the things EducationShift will be doing in the coming months is offering posts on key principles in different areas of practice, such as “10 things a non-photo instructor should teach her reporting students about photography.” Not the jazziest title in the world, but you get what I mean.

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