Tag: curriculum

by Russell Chun

In recent years, journalism schools everywhere have been scrambling to teach data journalism and visualization to address the burgeoning demand from newsrooms trying to help the public understand a transformed world that the New York Times has described as “awash in numbers.” The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism is one such […] more »

by Tara Golshan

As University of Wisconsin-Madison seniors donned their commencement caps and gowns, fourth-year journalism student Polo Rocha was en route to Arizona for a New York Times summer program. Rocha will start his ninth undergraduate semester in fall – he calls it a victory lap as a fifth-year super senior. Almost all of Rocha’s journalism-school friends […] more »

by Jashvina Shah

I graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. I’m currently unemployed and cover college hockey mostly for free, so I freelance on the side. Despite not having a full-time job, I don’t regret graduating with a journalism degree. I’m actually pretty lucky, since I learned a lot of skills at BU. I took […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

Title: How to Teach Media Entrepreneurship Instructor: Jan Schaffer, Executive Director, J-Lab; Entrepreneur in Residence, American University A Primer for Building a Media Entrepreneurship Curriculum A growing number of journalism, advertising and public relations students are starting their careers either in media startups launched by others or in entrepreneurial ventures they are starting themselves. What […] more »

by Aaron Chimbel

We talk seemingly endlessly about the state and fate of journalism education. We lament what we’re not doing — and there’s often plenty to be frustrated with. Students, at least many of those who graduated May 9 with a journalism degree from where I work, the School of Journalism at TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of […] more »

by Sarah Bartlett

This week The Knight Foundation released “Above and Beyond,” a report on the future of journalism education authored by Stephens College President Dianne Lynch. The following essay by CUNY dean Sarah Bartlett was part of the report and touches on the tensions educators and administrators face but also the potential for boundary-pushing innovations.  January marked […] more »

by Aaron Chimbel

At most universities, students are required to take English composition courses, and at many others speech and/or foreign language classes are also required. Yet in the debate about teaching code in journalism programs, code is often reduced to a shiny toy. If we value clear writing and the ability to communicate clearly with a wide […] more »

by Molly Wright Steenson

It was the final stretch before the new semester, the week when I shuffle course materials into digital and paper readers. It was also the week in which I launch my course blogs. That day, a tweet from Steven Levy caught my eye. Epic @carr2n syllabus for his lucky students. Big bonus: he’s using @medium to the […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Back in October, I delivered opening remarks at the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Green Shoots in Journalism Education event. I said I can be accused of donning rose-colored glasses, of seeing the curricular glass as at least half full. These can be difficult days for those of us who teach journalism. It’s easy to get pessimistic looking […] more »

by Mike Reilley

Let’s start with some analysis of why I chose seven ways to incorporate data journalism into your classes. I’m Irish, and it’s my lucky number. It was my basketball jersey number, and it’s the exact number of pints of Harp I can drink before falling off a barstool. But seriously, data, like writing a clever […] more »