Tag: eric newton

by Eric Newton

Our experimental project calling for faster innovation in journalism and journalism education, Searchlights and Sunglasses, is approaching its second birthday. So it’s just about time to destroy it. I know. That sounds ridiculous. Something does well, so you blow it up. Welcome to change in the digital age. Out with comfort; in with strange For […] more »

by Mike Reilley

A few years ago I read a story about web design that defined it as a “mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy.” Save for propaganda, I can pretty much vouch for the rest of that quote based on my experience building websites for the past two decades. So it was no surprise that […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Remote-proctoring helps curb cheating in online classes (Joshua Lim / Center for Digital Education) 2. Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton headed for ASU (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. An increasingly popular job perk: online education (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Edtech conferences you need to know (Betsy Corcoran / EdSurge) 5. […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Eric Newton is a man of metaphors. A vocal and longtime advocate for improvements in journalism education and embrace of the digital age, Newton has used his position with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to champion a teaching hospital model for J-Schools. Like an academic medical center that trains people how to be doctors while caring […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet whisperer Mary Meeker on the trends driving our virtual existence (Dan Terdiman / Fast Company) 2. BuzzFeed founder launches new lab for open-source invention (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 3. Re/code’s sale and life after advertising (Katie Benner / Bloomberg View) 4. Oxygen launches content hub, weekly Periscope stream (Karen Fratti / Lost Remote) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton headed for ASU (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. News as a design challenge: New ideas for news’ future from MIT (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Bureaucracy: Why won’t scholars break their paper chains? (Eliane Glaser / Times Higher Education) 4. Opinion: Why technology will never fix education (Kentaro Toyama […] more »

by Meagan Doll

This Storify follows an Oct. 30 event at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. In celebration of the latest update to Eric Newton’s Searchlights and Sunglasses, RJI highlighted positive efforts and innovations during its “Green Shoots in Journalism Education” program. Participants in person and via livestream heard from three deans, […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, October 24, our #EdShift chat will focus on green shoots in journalism education. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss teaching innovations that others can model and remix into their own curricula. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with […] more »

by Eric Newton

Last week at the Online News Association convention in Chicago, we did a “lighting round” on our update of Searchlights and Sunglasses, the free digital learning resource Knight Foundation offered up last year to journalism education. Did we just say the first edition launched last year? That seems like a lifetime ago — maybe because, […] more »

by Eric Newton

Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important; it’s how we learn to use it. A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion in social and mobile media – their […] more »