EducationShift

EducationShift

Education
02.09.2016
by Niclas Lindh

How did I spend last summer? Thinking a lot about pot and how people would navigate to learn more about it. It’s better than it sounds. I spend my summers helping create the website for an investigative project called News21. Each year, a team of fellows from universities around the U.S. dives deep into a […] more »

Education
02.04.2016

This is the third of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron gave a terrific speech last graduation season about the transition from print to the digital age. Among the many quotable quotes: “The best journalism involves discovery. It […] more »

Education
02.03.2016

This is the second of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. By experimenting with new approaches at Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, we identify innovations that improve both journalism and education. This is Dean Chris Callahan’s big idea: […] more »

#EdShift Chats
01.29.2016

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 […] more »

Education
01.28.2016

This is the first of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. In a popular television commercial, Jeffrey Tambor plays a corporate boss sitting in suit and tie at the end of the long conference table. He wants big ideas. But his staff got drunk […] more »

Education
01.27.2016

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. I’ll go ahead and admit it: In early December, as I finished drafting […] more »

DigitalEd
01.26.2016

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 »

Case Studies
01.25.2016

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Some 1,500 miles northwest of the University of Oregon (UO) campus in Eugene, […] more »

Education
01.25.2016

When the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication joined with Oklahoma Watch to apply for an ONA Challenge Fund grant, we hoped to prompt conversation about poverty in neighboring Oklahoma City. The project did that, but from a journalism education standpoint, the biggest impact was on the perspectives of the students. We […] more »

Business
01.21.2016

Journalism educators can sometimes feel under attack, as very rarely does any report about the state of journalism education provide glowing reviews of what we’re doing in the hallowed halls of academia. So at the risk of piling on, here’s one more suggestion: Teach your students more about the business of journalism. In the Knight […] 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.