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07.02.2015
by Susan Zake

The idea to hold a hackathon at Kent State began with one sentence in a proposal for an AEJMC/Knight News Challenge Bridge Grant. I wanted to hold an environmentally themed hack, perhaps a smaller version of the international Ecohack World event, to inspire my journalism students to approach technology in a more “hands-on” way and […] more »

#EdShift Chats
07.02.2015

In the ever-shifting media environment, journalists who are running newsrooms often find themselves thinking more like CEOs and innovation chiefs than editors or producers. But where do they learn the skills they need to make those kinds of decisions and lead their staffs through immense changes in the industry? On Tuesday, July 7, our #EdShift chat […] more »

DigitalEd
06.30.2015

Each week, PBS MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING DigitalEd: […] more »

Education
06.29.2015

“It’s like taking vitamins. You probably need them at some point. Which ones? How often? It’s a mystery to me.” That’s how one student described her confusion, prior to taking my social media journalism course, about which social media platforms and mobile apps to use while reporting. Even though students are “digital natives,” many do […] more »

Citizen Journalism
06.25.2015

As ordinary citizens gain more access to technology to distribute their eyewitness accounts, media outlets will have to address the legal and ethical dimensions of redistributing and using this content. A recent study from Eyewitness Media Hub suggests we’re not yet realizing this reality. The study, a follow-up on amateur footage research funded by the Tow […] more »

DigitalEd
06.23.2015

Each week, PBS MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING DigitalEd: […] more »

Education
06.22.2015

Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media. We’ve seen this in cases such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, among many other examples. “What’s the Real Deal?” is an exercise that teaches students to be critical of […] more »

Education
06.18.2015

In the fall of 1986, I was one of a group of young upstarts who thought we would take on one of the oldest student newspapers in the country. I was a writer and editor on the staff of The Badger Herald, a weekly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in the campus turmoil of […] more »

Education
06.18.2015

There’s no shortage of tools available to help journalists gather information and produce it for different audiences in compelling ways: stories told through audio, video, timelines, maps, charts, graphs and words. But when it comes to teaching students how to do journalism, it’s not about the tools. It’s about getting them to think critically as […] more »

#EdShift Chats
06.18.2015

On Tuesday, June 23, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will cover how student media outlets are confronting the changing landscape in media by shifting their products away from print in favor of the web and social media coverage. In many ways, they’re pushing the envelope ahead of professional news organizations, and in the process, they’re […] more »


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About EducationShift

EducationShift aims to move journalism education forward with coverage of innovation in the classroom as journalism and communications schools around the globe are coping with massive technological change. The project includes a website, bi-weekly Twitter chats at #EdShift, mixers and workshops, and webinars for educators.

  • Katy Culver: Education Curator
  • Mark Glaser: Executive Editor
  • Lauren Simonis: Education Intern
  • Design: Vega Project

MediaShift received a grant from the Knight Foundation to revamp its EducationShift section to focus on change in journalism education. It will extend the conversation started by Eric Newton's "Searchlights and Sunglasses," a resource for journalism educators.