Tag: journalism school

by Hannah Wang

I recently attended the second annual Journalism School Hackathon at Arizona State University. The challenge: creating solutions for underserved communities. My team created Uproot: a real-world scavenger hunt that allowed travellers to discover African-American history. It was a noble project — and a familiar one. In my first project at the Reese News Lab, NewsLing, […] more »

by Jessica Mayberry

This is the final post in a 4-part series in which Video Volunteers is sharing what we’ve done over the last year, our experiences, and what we’ve learned. You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. After five years of doing community media in India, we’ve come to understand what […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Software that writes baseball game stories from box scores and play-by-play information now has a name: StatsMonkey. And it’s making some journalists nervous — needlessly. The software, the first version of which was developed this spring by a team of computer science and journalism students at Northwestern University, has evolved significantly since then. John Templon […] more »

by David Ardia

Spring is upon us and with it comes commencement season at universities across the country (Harvard’s 358th commencement is this Thursday, FYI). This is a tough time for graduates in almost every discipline, but especially so for journalism grads. At least that is the conventional wisdom. Which is why it is so refreshing to see […] more »

by Rich Gordon

If the survival of journalism depends on technology innovation, one or more of three things will have to happen: Journalists will learn technology development; Technology developers will learn journalism; Journalists and technology professionals will learn to collaborate. The Pulitzer Prize awarded last week to the St. Petersburg Times for PolitiFact, a database-powered website assessing the […] more »

by Ryan Sholin

This Sunday, February 22, at 8 p.m. EST, it’s “Bring a Professor Night” at CollegeJourn, a weekly live online chat about student media and journalism education. I spoke with Suzanne Yada today about the chat, why it’s so important to bring the faculty to the table, and what she thinks they can learn from their […] more »

by Rich Gordon

As I noted in my last post, the first two programmer-journalists (whose journalism education was financed via scholarships from the Knight News Challenge) will be among the students enrolled in a Medill School "innovation project" class. Between now and when the class starts (Sept. 23), we have to decide what the focus of the project […] more »