Tag: arizona state university

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 »

by Megan Calcote

Title: Social Media Strategy and Analytics Instructor: Megan Calcote, Social Media Manager, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism Go beyond “post and pray” to a tailored social strategy You’re using social media, but you know you could use it better. This training will show you how to develop a social media strategy and […] more »

by Evan Wyloge

Title: 5 Tech Tools to Improve Your Reporting Instructor: Evan Wyloge, Senior Reporter, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Whether you’re an investigative journalist or a daily beat reporter, free and low-cost technical tools and apps can help you improve and streamline your reporting. We’ll introduce you to tech tools and platforms that will help you […] more »

by Dominick DiFurio

There’s been plenty of banter online about whether a degree in journalism is useful to aspiring journalists. Influential self-made journalists like Vox’s Ezra Klein have advised young journalists to steer clear of a degree that would teach you, “bad habits and make you pay for the privilege of learning them.” In school people endlessly preached […] more »

by Kathryn McManus

There is tremendous transition within the field of journalism. The number of full-time U.S. daily newspaper journalists now stands roughly at 36,700, according to the American Society of News Editors, down from 55,000 in 2008. I constantly receive calls from journalism colleagues who are in transition and grappling with how to move forward with their […] more »

by Rebecca Blatt

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Improve Audience Engagement and Digital Outreach Instructor: Rebecca Blatt, professor at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and leader of […] more »

by Kathryn McManus

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Create and Monetize an Entrepreneurial Journalism Venture Instructor: Kathryn McManus, VP at SocialWhirled and faculty associate at the Walter Cronkite School of […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

We’re always playing games. As kids it was kick the can, hide and seek, tag. As grownups, it’s more often Candy Crush and crosswords. But what if games could help tell news stories? What if a game like Candy Crush taught us how to balance the nation’s budget? News outlets, including BuzzFeed, the New York Times, ProPublica, and the Washington […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top journalism students to lead in-depth marijuana report at ASU (via ASU News) 2. Three ways to improve technology-assisted learning (Matt Candler / Medium) 3. How can we really get more women into tech? (Suw / Finding Ada) 4. Do j-school classes have a diversity problem? Ask the students (Aeman Ansari / J-Source) 5. […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

Rumors were circulating on Twitter that a teen pop sensation was dead, and it was my job to get the story. Of course, eyewitness accounts varied, the facts were shifting quickly and I had an editor texting me every few minutes, asking me where the story was. I was confronted with the unique challenges of […] more »