Tag: journalism education

by Stacy Forster

Although the digital media revolution has caused seismic upheaval for journalism and the reporters, editors and producers who create it, some positive elements are changing the business. One of the most important is the introduction of analytics, which give news providers an understanding of how consumers are engaging with a news product. It’s increasingly important […] more »

by Deb Wenger

Discuss audience analytics with any group of journalists and at least one person is going to start complaining about click-bait or pandering. It’s true that the information you get from taking a deep dive into the data on how your audience accesses and consumes your content could lead your news organization astray, but it can […] 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 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 Anthony Adornato

Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media. We’ve seen this in cases such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, among many other examples. “What’s the Real Deal?” is an exercise that teaches students to be critical of […] 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 Aaron Chimbel

We talk seemingly endlessly about the state and fate of journalism education. We lament what we’re not doing — and there’s often plenty to be frustrated with. Students, at least many of those who graduated May 9 with a journalism degree from where I work, the School of Journalism at TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of […] 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 »

by Deb Wenger

Everywhere you looked at the Journalism Interactive conference in Columbia, Mo., you ran smack dab into the news audience. By my way of thinking, it’s about time. The setting for former NPR and Twitter exec Vivian Schiller’s keynote looked a little like a comedy club with its brick wall and dramatic spotlight, and she got […] more »

by Carolina Millan Ronchetti

Young journalists hear enough bad news: The industry is in crisis, print journalism is dying, you’ll never find a job. But a booming bright spot remains: data journalism — new tools, new teams, new promise for hard-hitting investigative work and innovative reader engagement. So last May, after a few years at my college newspaper and […] more »