Is there an industry left for you to join when you graduate? Journalism students today are used to teasing questions like that one about their chosen major. But while most students know the journalism industry has undergone fundamental shifts in the digital age, few really understand how the business side of the industry works.
In our #EdShift chat on Tuesday, Feb. 2, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time/Noon Central/10 a.m. Pacific time, we’ll talk about how — and why — to teach journalism students more about how media are funded and what they need to know about the future of the industry. We’ll also discuss how some journalism programs are adding that to their coursework and how others can begin to adapt.
The chat, which you can find by searching for the #EdShift Twitter hashtag, will be moderated by Stacy Forster of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Guests will include Deb Wenger of the University of Mississippi, Jan Schaffer of American University and J-Lab, Leslie Walker of the University of Maryland, Tim McGuire of Arizona State University, Joel Christopher of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, freelance journalist Mark Riechers and more.
Here is a Storify compilation of the conversation: