Tag: education

by Stacy Forster

Revising a journalism curriculum to reflect industry trends is a must, but it can also take years to accomplish. How do you cover the fundamentals of journalism while still trying to prepare students with the most relevant digital skills and techniques and reflect shifting ethical questions? Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/Noon Central Time/10 […] more »

by Simon Perez

If there’s one thing that’s predictable in a local television newsroom, it’s that hardly anything is predictable. The stories reporters are assigned to do can change in an instant for a myriad of reasons: a better story breaks, a piece of equipment breaks, no gas left in the tank. Having a rigid mindset — “this […] more »

by Robert Bierman

Today, I had a Twitter exchange with a few classmates as to whether the word “Internet” should be capitalized. Our professor chimed in by tweeting about the difference between “internet” and “Internet.” This casual exchange represents a breakthrough. We’re classmates in the online Communications@Syracuse master’s degree program offered by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public […] more »

by Stacy Forster

After three years as an instructor of journalism and strategic communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I’m getting the hang of this teaching thing. Which means, of course, it’s time to add a twist — I’m spending the next year developing, then teaching, an online course for our undergraduates. So, here I am — starting […] more »

by Stacy Forster

As online education hits a more mature point, journalism programs are offering a range of distance-learning courses. But how do you effectively translate the in-class experience to the web, especially when teaching something like writing leads? On Tuesday, Aug. 4th, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will explore the different ways journalism is being taught online, […] more »

by Nicole Kraft

Dan Kennedy’s first tip that a student article had a problem was quotes that just did not sound right. So the Northeastern University associate professor and interim School of Journalism director plugged them into Google and found they had come from a press release quoting then-Boston Mayor Tom Menino — who was not even a […] more »

by Susan Zake

The idea to hold a hackathon at Kent State began with one sentence in a proposal for an AEJMC/Knight News Challenge Bridge Grant. I wanted to hold an environmentally themed hack, perhaps a smaller version of the international Ecohack World event, to inspire my journalism students to approach technology in a more “hands-on” way and […] more »

by Stacy Forster

In the ever-shifting media environment, journalists who are running newsrooms often find themselves thinking more like CEOs and innovation chiefs than editors or producers. But where do they learn the skills they need to make those kinds of decisions and lead their staffs through immense changes in the industry? On Tuesday, July 7, our #EdShift chat […] more »

by Stacy Forster

There’s no shortage of tools available to help journalists gather information and produce it for different audiences in compelling ways: stories told through audio, video, timelines, maps, charts, graphs and words. But when it comes to teaching students how to do journalism, it’s not about the tools. It’s about getting them to think critically as […] more »

by Scott Maier

Call it “Mission Improbable.” Assign teams of journalists, digital developers, designers, civic leaders and students – most never having worked together — to produce data-driven tools and stories tackling some of the toughest issues facing Portland and Oregon. And get it done in 72 hours. After three days and a few missteps, mission (pretty much) […] more »