Tag: j-schools

by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, August 12, our #EdShift chat will focus on accreditation in journalism schools. Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we discuss how this hot-button issue is¬†affecting J-Schools and what ideal standards might look like.¬†The chat will be moderated by Deb Wenger from the University of Mississippi with special guests Don Heider from […] more »

by David DeFranza

College towns have a set of seasons all their own: the quiet shudder of the winter, the frenzied exodus of the spring, the lazy silence of the summer, and the excited buzz of the fall. Here in Chapel Hill, N.C., it’s no different. And this fall, I too was eager to join my classmates in […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

As a journalism professor at San Francisco State University in one of the most diverse cities in the world, I struggle to get my students to report outside their comfort zones. In my classes, I urge them to interview not just strangers, but people very much unlike themselves — older people, people with different politics, […] more »

by Maryanne Reed

This guest post is co-authored by Dana Coester. Data Visualization, geo-mapping, audience engagement, agile development, responsive design. What do any of these terms have to do with journalism? Turns out, quite a bit these days. With a staggering amount of data now available to journalists, the ability to capture, interpret and present it to audiences […] more »

by Sue Robinson

Traditional news organizations need to embrace the disruption brought by digital culture — or they risk becoming obsolete. That was the message late last week at the International Symposium on Online Journalism hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where about 370 of the world’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do universities hear the critics of journalism education? (Knight Foundation) 2. Knight Foundation’s Newton: Many j-schools still haven’t mastered the web (Poynter) 3. What do professors really think about the online courses they teach? (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. How teachers use technology (Edutopia) 5. Worse than working for free? Columbia Journalism School […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Variety drops pay wall in what it calls “end of an error” (PaidContent.com) 2. NASCAR explains the blocking of fan video after wreck (Washington Post) 3. Breeding unicorns and building off others: A wrap-up of the Journalism Interactive conference (Nieman) 4. How do you grow a Twitter following? Be nice and informative (Forbes) 5. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Baltimore Sun: Chelsea Clinton fails Journalism 101 again (Baltimore Sun) 2. Should J-schools include more entrepreneurial courses? (Digital Journal) 3. Director named for new Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University (Macon.com) 4. 5 places to get digital textbooks (Mashable) 5. 65 free […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. “We are not going to make it with uninspired and uninspiring teachers!” Archbishop Desmond Tutu challenged delegates in his closing […] more »