Tag: journalism students

by Simon Perez

Everyone who teaches knows the idea of professors taking the summer “off” is fantasy. There’s plenty to do after classes are over. I choose to return to the newsroom I inhabited before I began teaching broadcast journalism in 2011 at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. In May, I worked as an MMJ (solo journalist, […] more »

by Kate Nash Cunningham

This piece was co-authored by Michael Marcotte. As UNM students returned to classes this spring, many brought the new confidence and ideas they earned last fall by launching the New Mexico News Port, a collaboration spawned by the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. As described in an earlier post, the two […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Marcelo Rochabrun, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, recently declared in a goodbye letter to readers: “It’s hard being a student journalist at Princeton these days.” The chief challenge he said “Prince” staffers regularly face is criticism and even threats from fellow students — not administrators, alumni, faculty or nearby community members, […] more »

by Kate Nash Cunningham

Co-authored by Michael V. Marcotte. Like many professors across the country, we’ve spent the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on our journalism syllabi, thinking of new ways to reach students and of novel approaches for our assignments. This semester, we have another exciting job. Thanks to a grant from the Online News Association, […] more »

by Anna-Cat Brigida

Engaging curriculum, knowledgeable professors and well-run student news organizations — these are just a few aspects that contribute to a successful journalism education. Another factor could soon populate this list: an innovative and collaborative journalism school building. Amid scores of other uncertainties brought by the digital disruption, many programs are wrestling with a new question: […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, April 4, our biweekly #EdShift chat gets a brand new spin. The students are taking over. The chat will involve students from journalism programs across the country, focusing on what they need from their journalism education. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. […] more »

by Emily Eggleston

As a new master’s student at University of Wisconsin-Madison two years ago, I was immediately drawn to data journalism. I saw it as an area of significant growth but also untapped potential, from neighborhood to national. I wanted to explore data journalism as it could be executed in Madison and Wisconsin and winning the AP-Google […] more »

by Leslie Walker

Co-authored with Sean Mussenden On the top floor of the University of Maryland’s journalism school, students are learning about the future of news by covering it. Like most journalism schools, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism wants to inspire students to innovate as it trains them to enter a news industry struggling to develop new […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on journalism education 1. Leveraging a “teaching hospital model” in journalism education (New America Foundation) 2. Students “may be ‘digital natives,’ but they’re wretched at searching” (Wired) 3. American Public University enlists faculty to write e-textbooks (Inside Higher Ed) 4. Census: Journalism majors make about $50,000 (Poynter) 5. News bosses talk shop in […] more »

by Valentina Giménez

Pressure from the publishing industry has weakened the watchdog role of journalists, turning them into lapdogs at the service of corporations and politicians and unable to serve their readers. That’s one of the conclusions of Bernardo Diaz Nosty, journalism professor at the University of Malaga. Diaz Nosty, also a journalist, is the author of “Libro […] more »