#EdShift Chats

#EdShift Chats
by Stacy Forster

As the media industry continues its ongoing, roiling transition, one critical piece is in question: where will the dollars to support journalism — in all forms — come from? More and more, journalism organizations and educators turn to funding from foundations to launch projects, prompt innovation and simply keep publishing. But applying for funding can […] more »

#EdShift Chats

The best and most successful strategies for building a brand have been those that include storytelling, with content that consumers actually want. Storytelling about brands is more important than ever with the rise of content marketing, which crosses journalism, public relations and advertising and aims directly at consumers. What is content marketing, and how do […] more »

#EdShift Chats

The form of audio storytelling known as podcasting boomed last year with the popularity of Serial, bringing new attention and energy to the process of engaging listeners through audio conversations and perhaps ushering in a new Golden Age of radio. But it’s not all because of Serial — the growth of podcasting has been building […] more »

#EdShift Chats

Revising a journalism curriculum to reflect industry trends is a must, but it can also take years to accomplish. How do you cover the fundamentals of journalism while still trying to prepare students with the most relevant digital skills and techniques and reflect shifting ethical questions? Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/Noon Central Time/10 […] more »

#EdShift Chats

We’re at a point where the video capability on our phones nearly matches that of expensive video cameras. For those teaching students and professionals how to shoot video, mobile considerations are key. Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time for our #EdShift Twitter chat about […] more »

#EdShift Chats

Each week, 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 mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING How […] more »

#EdShift Chats

Getting a job has always been about who you know. But now, savvy use of social media networks allows job hunters to connect more directly — and effectively — with those who might hire them. Our #EdShift chat on Twitter on Tuesday, Sept. 15, will explore how students and media professionals can break through to […] more »

#EdShift Chats

Reporting on trauma is challenging and emotional enough without the added stress of how to handle and cover graphic video, photos or first-hand accounts being shared on social media. Those covering the shooting Wednesday of two journalists from Roanoke, Virginia’s WDBJ during a live shot grappled with how to use the video shared by the […] more »

#EdShift Chats

If you work with college media, you know they’re facing the same challenges and pressures as professional news outlets. But even knowing that, it’s difficult to guide student journalists to take the next steps. How do you help them respond and try to think about — and create — the best in new media storytelling? As […] more »

#EdShift Chats

As online education hits a more mature point, journalism programs are offering a range of distance-learning courses. But how do you effectively translate the in-class experience to the web, especially when teaching something like writing leads? On Tuesday, Aug. 4th, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will explore the different ways journalism is being taught online, […] more »

Check out MediaShift Sponsorship opportunities!

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.