Tag: journalism education

by Emiliano Cosenza

I recently discovered the educative project Journalism + Design, which combines the methodologies of design thinking with journalism and encourages journalism students to consider the design center in people when they produce stories for digital environments. What a great idea! My training as a journalist, and my experience on an User Experience (UX) design team, […] more »

by Barrett Golding

This post is a follow-up to the Idea Lab article “The Shape of Learning: How Media Consumers Become Media Producers,” based on experiments and observations in the TOW (Transom Online Workshop). We can improve the journalism industry by improving journalism: Create stories that consistently win hearts and minds, stir souls, engage brains. How do we produce better stories and […] more »

by Guy Berger

There’s no intrinsic reason why organized journalism education shouldn’t lead — rather than merely reflect — what’s happening in the world of communications. Yet this passive “mirror” status cries out for transformation. Of course, not everyone sees J-schools as reflective entities. For years, editors worldwide have complained that the schools don’t in fact reflect the […] more »

by Dan Gillmor

Accepting an award from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School for Journalism & Mass Communication several months ago, former PBS NewsHour host Robert McNeil called journalism education probably “the best general education that an American citizen can get” today. Perhaps he was playing to his audience, at least to a degree. Many other kinds of […] more »

by Anthony Pesce

This is the first half of a two-part series on the financial challenges facing college newspapers, and what they can do to embrace the future. There was an interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today about the financial state of student newspapers. This is a topic of particular interest for me (I was […] more »

by Kimberly Sultze

The Innovation Incubators project is moving into the industry testing phase. Teams of students from seven institutions, Ithaca College, Michigan State, University of Nevada—Las Vegas, St. Michael’s College, Western Kentucky, University of Kansas, and Kansas State, worked together to develop three new ideas for community journalism which will be tested in the months ahead. It’s […] more »

by Christopher Callahan

Too often journalism schools are islands within the larger university communities. At the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication here at Arizona State University, we wanted to not only build an incubator for great new digital media ideas, but to create an environment where student journalists could work side-by-side with computer engineers, business […] more »