Tag: journalism schools

by Tara Golshan

As University of Wisconsin-Madison seniors donned their commencement caps and gowns, fourth-year journalism student Polo Rocha was en route to Arizona for a New York Times summer program. Rocha will start his ninth undergraduate semester in fall – he calls it a victory lap as a fifth-year super senior. Almost all of Rocha’s journalism-school friends […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Every time I have traveled and no matter how hard or long I’ve prepared, I am always humbly reminded that one can never get fully ready for an experience abroad. I was slapped with this reality yet again when I arrived in Mukono, Uganda, to spend six weeks reporting on maternal health and associated issues. Partnering […] more »

by Eric Newton

The best journalism school in America is … Pennsylvania State. Scratch that: It’s Columbia University. No, wait. It’s the University of North Carolina. Sorry, I meant to say Arizona State … errr … Missouri … ahhh … Northwestern. Correction, it’s the University of Georgia. No, it isn’t. The best journalism school in America is … […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Come January, let the games begin at American University. Along with courses in fundamental journalistic skills like writing, editing, photo and data, students will be able to take a class on the fundamentals of games. “The Design of Game Play” is  taught by Lindsay Grace, a well-known designer of games who previously started a similar […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

This month, throngs of fresh-eyed students are filing back onto campus (or logging in online), attempting to become journalists at a time when the very definition of a journalist is in constant flux. Those who teach tomorrow’s journalists have a monumental task ahead of them: Not only do they have to instruct and mentor these […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” It’s a disparaging take on teaching from George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” But what if you think about it another way: “Those who can, do and rethink teaching.” That’s the aim of Merrill Brown, who has been a “do’er” for years, helping to start Court TV, […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Embracing disruption? Rethinking everything? These are frightening demands in the world of higher education, usually hesitant to change. But for journalism educators, facing those fears is now a necessary part of their work. Before the audience he called the “most important” that he could address about the future of journalism, Richard Gingras, head of news […] more »

by Jillian C. York

In a meeting of journalists last year, many of whom work with sources in sensitive places like Iran and Syria, one editor said she knew how to keep her sources safe. When pressed, she detailed a strong understanding of traditional safety methods, but — to the horror of security experts in the room — also […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. “Without a robust future for journalism education, it is harder to see a robust future for journalism.” (Poynter) 2. How journalism is taught in China (Columbia Journalism Review) 3. New technology has been a game-changer for people with disabilities. One student’s story  (eSchool […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

Quietly, and not so quietly, journalism schools around the country are starting to give their students new news opportunities. More than beefing up course catalogs with multimedia and convergence offerings, the schools are becoming incubators for entrepreneurial news startups — news websites that are populated with student content. The degree to which student production of […] more »