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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
07.23.2015

I graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. I’m currently unemployed and cover college hockey mostly for free, so I freelance on the side. Despite not having a full-time job, I don’t regret graduating with a journalism degree. I’m actually pretty lucky, since I learned a lot of skills at BU. I took […] more »

Education
07.21.2015

A few years ago I read a story about web design that defined it as a “mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy.” Save for propaganda, I can pretty much vouch for the rest of that quote based on my experience building websites for the past two decades. So it was no surprise that […] more »

Education
07.07.2015

In the immediate aftermath of last month’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, The Daily Evergreen editors at Washington State University placed a rainbow filter version of the paper’s logo as its Twitter profile pic. At least one conservative news outlet was dismayed by this decision. As The College Fix tweeted in response to the […] 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 »

Education
06.15.2015

Like many folks focused on what’s happening in digital media, I was half paying attention to the Apple keynote launching its worldwide developers conference. It was proceeding as expected, with updates to iOS and launch of another version of OS X, the desktop operating system. And the much-anticipated launch of Apple Music. At about an […] more »

Education
05.28.2015

Earlier this year, the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications launched an initiative to completely examine its newsroom operations and how local news will continue to play a large role in the College’s news curriculum. The following is an edited and excerpted collection from the “Breaking News” and “What is Project Allotrope” posts that explain […] more »

Education
05.26.2015

If there’s one thing journalism educators, scholars, and practitioners seem to agree on, it’s that the field of journalism education needs help — a new vision, fresh lifeblood, and perhaps a bit of disruptive innovation. Today, much of the dialogue on reinventing journalism education centers on a single concept: the teaching hospital model. Widely discussed as […] more »

Business
05.21.2015

OPB’s John Sepulvado recently interviewed me for a story on robo-journalism. The piece led with The Upshot’s “Best and Worst Places to Grow Up,” a dynamically written story which I also wrote about a couple of days of before. In both, I shared my excitement about how technology is evolving as a tool to help […] more »

Education
05.18.2015

We talk seemingly endlessly about the state and fate of journalism education. We lament what we’re not doing — and there’s often plenty to be frustrated with. Students, at least many of those who graduated May 9 with a journalism degree from where I work, the School of Journalism at TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of […] 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.

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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.