Tag: columbia journalism school

by Jeff Jarvis

Some big news at CUNY: We are developing a new master’s degree in social journalism. We’ve considered calling it a degree in community information and engagement. I will also argue that it is a degree in outcomes-based journalism. It is all those things. Allow me to explain. I have been arguing for some time that […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Columbia Journalism School ‘Magic Grant’ recipients highlight journalism as storytelling (Mediabistro) 2. My kids are obsessed with technology and it’s all my fault (NYT) 3. How to fix edtech procurement (EdSurge) 4. Teaching toddlers to tweet? Introducing social media to elementary students (Edutopia) 5. Data security is a classroom worry, too (NYT)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox.        more »

by Mark Glaser

The slang term old school can have different connotations depending on its context. Going “old school” could mean doing something traditional and old-fashioned in a hip way. Or it could be someone who is stuck in an old way and can’t find their way to the new. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism screams […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Typically, web content flows from a website into social media and mobile apps. NowThis News, founded last September by veterans of Huffington Post, anchors its content in its mobile apps. Original videos, in digestible lengths and narrated by young voices, stem from iOS and Android apps and flow to a minimal website and the network’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Confirmed: Elsevier has bought Mendeley for $69-$100 million to expand its open, social education data efforts (TechCrunch)   2. Blogging in the 21st-century classroom (Edutopia)   3. Steve Coll surprises Columbia J-school faculty with talk of a two-year program (Capital)   4. Coursera announces revenues from accredited certificate program (Inside Higher Ed) 5. The […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a Yahoo, a shocking book, an academic appointment and a D.I.Y. magazine kit. Our roundtable includes Mark Glaser hosting, along with Seattle Times’ Monica Guzman, Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox, Reuters’ Felix Salmon and USC’s Andrew Lih. Our special guest is author and digital thinking Douglas Rushkoff, whose latest book, “Present […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do universities hear the critics of journalism education? (Knight Foundation) 2. Knight Foundation’s Newton: Many j-schools still haven’t mastered the web (Poynter) 3. What do professors really think about the online courses they teach? (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. How teachers use technology (Edutopia) 5. Worse than working for free? Columbia Journalism School […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. GigaOM CEO discusses acquisition of PaidContent (Wired) 2. BBC journalists told not to break news stories on Twitter (Guardian) 3. AOL has hired a new chief content officer to give Patch a boost (paidContent) 4. How Don Graham fumbled the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 36th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. It’s been a crazy week in media + tech, with Google privacy concerns, Amazon falling short in earnings, and much more. But the dominant news […] more »

by Anne Nelson

In recent years, the global news industry has been battered by the double tsunami of the economic downturn and technological disruption, as managers of newspapers and magazines struggle to integrate digital media into their business models. Now, over the past two years, the tablet and the smartphone have appeared, promising to again rewrite the relationship […] more »