Tag: collaboration

by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my […] more »

by Amy Eisman

Like many of you, I embrace the guide-on-the-side model for teaching vs. the sage-on-the-stage version. That’s why each spring, about five weeks into the semester, my Writing and Editing for Convergent Media course at American University transforms from a classroom into a newsroom, complete with assigned roles, Google spreadsheets, closed Facebook groups and ethical issues […] more »

by Rebecca Blatt

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is partnering with American Public Media on a new startup called the PIN Bureau. Students in the bureau help newsroom clients across the country engage with their communities and develop enterprise stories through use of APM’s Public Insight Network. In a PIN Bureau pilot […] more »

by Robert Quigley

Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates. Research is showing that the courses just […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Remix is a new 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 […] more »

by Sarah Slobin

This summer as I was sitting on my front porch, I got a phone call from Maryanne Reed, the dean of West Virginia University’s J-School. She was wondering if I’d be interested in teaching an experimental journalism course. Scott Klein, a friend from ProPublica, had recommended me. She said I’d have to invent the class. […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

How do students and professors work together and build community in journalism classrooms? The first #EdShift Twitter chat discussed tools and approaches that foster a collaborative environment. Storify [View the story “#EdShift – Dec 10″ on Storify] Lauren Simonis is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Journalism and English. She is an intern […] more »

by Kelsey Mallahan

Though they are all at different stages of development, the nine startups presenting at the Collab/Space Atlanta workshop Wednesday have a few main challenges in common: having clear goals, identifying their target audiences and knowing where the money is coming from. Collab/Space was full-day hands-on workshop (put on by MediaShift) in which nine startups presented […] more »

by Dena Levitz

While attending industry events, Laura Fraser started to get excited by the newfound focus on longform journalism models and startups like Byliner and Atavist trying to distribute more in-depth reads to the masses. Yet when she took a closer look at who was behind the efforts, a realization hit her. “It’s all the same guys,” she half-joked to a […] more »

by Larry Dailey

As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing the words “innovation” and “disruption.” But do they really understand the complexities and the costs (both financial and cultural) of innovation and disruption? And are news organizations truly prepared to innovate, or they are merely playing a kind of organizational “keep […] more »