EducationShift

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EducationShift
02.11.2016
by Robert Gutsche

Last semester, I wrote about the possibility of incorporating scholarly research related to cultural meanings of news into skills-based journalism classes. The initial post presented a trial run where journalism students in their final semester explored how selected news outlets reported on specific issues. (See the syllabus and scholarly projects.) And while the research itself was a good start, we left that experience with key […] 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 »

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 »

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
01.15.2016

“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. On the last day of the Experience Engagement “un-conference” in Portland, Oregon, University […] more »

Education
01.07.2016

By the time Michael Dell, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg had changed the course of computing, all three had dropped out of college. What if there were ways to enable students to build innovative businesses within their college classrooms? What if there were outlets in which young minds could work to solve real-world problems while garnering […] more »

Business
01.06.2016

What do the Huffington Post, “The Simpsons,” Minecraft, and Led Zeppelin’s first album have in common? All of them started as experiments. The Huffington Post was launched in the mid-2000s as a link list and blogging site, leveraging the celebrity network of co-founder Arianna Huffington for content. The Simpsons began in 1987 as short animated […] more »

Education
12.29.2015

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

Education
12.17.2015

As I begin to think about my spring classes, the big ideas that emerged from an AEJMC teaching panel on incorporating data into journalism classes continue to resonate. The venue was a conference room at the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention in San Francisco in early August. Since I built […] 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.