Tag: innovation

by Eric Newton

This is the second of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. By experimenting with new approaches at Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, we identify innovations that improve both journalism and education. This is Dean Chris Callahan’s big idea: […] more »

by Eric Newton

This is the first of three blog posts on innovation by Eric Newton, innovation chief of Cronkite News at Arizona State University. In a popular television commercial, Jeffrey Tambor plays a corporate boss sitting in suit and tie at the end of the long conference table. He wants big ideas. But his staff got drunk […] more »

by Erica Molfetto

By the time Michael Dell, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg had changed the course of computing, all three had dropped out of college. What if there were ways to enable students to build innovative businesses within their college classrooms? What if there were outlets in which young minds could work to solve real-world problems while garnering […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

by Stacy Forster

Twitter Moments? Facebook Instant Articles? The New York Times’ move into virtual reality? What were the biggest innovations in journalism and digital media for 2015? And what will we be reflecting on at this time a year from now? Join us for an #EdShift Twitter chat on Tuesday, Dec. 15, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. One-fifth of Americans are online almost every moment (Erin Blakemore / Smithsonian Magazine) 2. Spotify considers allowing some artists to withhold music from free service (Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal) 3. Europe plans to ease copyright rules on using digital content (Mark Scott / New York Times) 4. The next wave of ad […] more »

by Dana Coester

Co-authored with Joel Beeson “Fail fast.” “Fail often.” “Reward failure.” It’s easy to evangelize a fast-fail philosophy in spirit, but it is much more difficult to put a reward system for failure into place. It is especially difficult in the classroom — after all, an F in college is not a badge of honor. Add […] more »

by Tara George

New Brunswick Today, a hyper-local based in New Jersey, is proving that not all innovation in local news these days is digital. Charlie Kratovil and Sean Monahan initially launched their news operation in 2011 as a website, hoping to fill what they saw as a gap in local news coverage in the city that’s home […] more »

by Cindy Royal

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks on the East Coast visiting a range of digital media organizations. I had been planning to do this for quite some time, really embed with the most prominent teams doing data and programming in media, with the goal of bringing back real-world insight to the classroom. So […] more »

by Jack Rosenberry

One of the cornerstones of journalism, and therefore of journalism education, is the principle of the Fourth Estate, or even what journalist and educator Douglass Cater called “the fourth branch of government.” Namely, that effective democratic governance relies on effective journalism. That may be true in theory. However, in practice, the Fourth Estate model has […] more »