Tag: college

by Stacy Forster

On Tuesday, June 23, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will cover how student media outlets are confronting the changing landscape in media by shifting their products away from print in favor of the web and social media coverage. In many ways, they’re pushing the envelope ahead of professional news organizations, and in the process, they’re […] more »

by Tresa Tudrick

To most, Feb. 27 was a typical, ordinary Friday. For 50 top students from 13 journalism and communication schools, this was the beginning of an intense, innovative experience at PBS MediaShift’s 2nd Annual Journalism School Hackathon at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. Like many students, I went with an […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ASU journalism school set to launch center for network of citizen sources (AZ Central) 2. Seen and heard at #SXSWedu (Jimmy Daly / EdTech) 3. Are MOOCs really failing to make the grade? (Andrew Smith Lewis / Re/code) 4. Opinion: Colleges need to act like startups — or risk becoming obsolete (Evan Selinger & […] more »

by Melanie Stone

There are plenty of contests out there for college journalists. The prizes range from scholarships to fancy plaques, awarded to the writers, designers, photographers and editors who went above and beyond to seek truth and report it. As 2013 comes to a close, I think these student journalists deserve a little bit more recognition. To […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Cutting edge technology meets alternative, progressive education (Forbes) 2. “MOOCs are a lightening strike on a rotten tree.” (The Awl) 3. Journalism schools being absorbed by other departments: brilliant idea or horrible tragedy? (J-School Buzz) 4. Online education rapidly replacing physical colleges (TechCrunch) 5. A step toward college credit for MOOCs (Washington Post) Get […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. With the addition of Vine’s video sharing, is Twitter trying to be too many things to too many people? (GigaOm) 2. Google rewards content scraping by Huffington Post, ruffles feathers at The Verge (BuzzFeed) 3. But what about the keggers? Virtual classrooms vs. the traditional college experience (Mashable) 4. Hola allows you to carry […] more »

by Katie Bieze

When Twitter user @MindofAndre sent filmmaker and activist Nancy Schwartzman a message on Twitter alerting her to the Apps Against Abuse challenge, her first thought was “I don’t have time to make an app … I’m a filmmaker!” After further consideration, however, Schwartzman, who initiated The Line Campaign with Deb Levine of the Internet Sexuality […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. What it means to reboot journalism education (Poynter) 2. U.S. schools have fallen behind on science, tech prep (OC Register) 3. U.S. colleges get more virtual (Today) 4. A guide to selling, swapping, buying and renting textbooks (Business Insider) 5. Brain Hive offers […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. News Corp announces plans for education reform (TechCrunch) 2. Can technology fix the education system? (PC Magazine) 3. Why the web won’t obliterate college as we know it (The Atlantic) 4. How big data could help the education system (Huffington Post) 5. Mass. […] more »

by Dan Reimold

College memes are suddenly invading the Facebook streams of students at schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As The Cherwell, Oxford University’s student newspaper, explains, the meme is “an idea or behavior that spreads through a culture by imitation. Internet memes follow this principle, humorous images are copied and re-captioned, concisely describing […] more »