Tag: education

by David Craig

When the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication joined with Oklahoma Watch to apply for an ONA Challenge Fund grant, we hoped to prompt conversation about poverty in neighboring Oklahoma City. The project did that, but from a journalism education standpoint, the biggest impact was on the perspectives of the students. We […] more »

by Susan Zake

As I begin to think about my spring classes, the big ideas that emerged from an AEJMC teaching panel on incorporating data into journalism classes continue to resonate. The venue was a conference room at the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention in San Francisco in early August. Since I built […] more »

by Brett Johnson

The viral video depicting confrontation between protesters and journalists at the University of Missouri has become a hot topic of discussion in college classrooms nationwide. Commentators and pundits have labeled this incident an attack on freedom of the press, or even yet another example of overly liberal and overly sensitive college students and professors besmirching […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Since time immemorial (or at least the mid-’90s), tech and media companies believed that if you rolled up hundreds of tiny hyper-local news sites it would make a boffo business. So many tried and failed, from AOL’s DigitalCities to Backfence to Microsoft Sidewalk to AOL again with Patch in the 2000s. The lesson again and […] more »

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 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 »