Tag: teaching

by Joy Mayer

Editor’s note: This post was written before the recent protests at the University of Missouri. The author reports that the engagement strategies discussed below are being put to significant use as these student journalists face the biggest news of their lives so far. Journalism educators have long faced the challenge of simulating or creating newsroom experiences. We […] more »

by Kent Chapline

As with many college news organizations, our journalism students here at Texas Christian University tell stories in a variety of ways: text, video, photos and more. The stories can run in several places, too — among them our 113-year-old newspaper, The Skiff; our campus news website, tcu360.com; and our campus cable newscast, TCU News Now. […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

Title: How to Teach Media Entrepreneurship Instructor: Jan Schaffer, Executive Director, J-Lab; Entrepreneur in Residence, American University A Primer for Building a Media Entrepreneurship Curriculum A growing number of journalism, advertising and public relations students are starting their careers either in media startups launched by others or in entrepreneurial ventures they are starting themselves. What […] more »

by Jeremy Littau

By now, many have seen the news that Google halted sales and support for its wearable Glass device. The Glass Explorer program had been running for nearly two years before it was shut down in January, with the company insistent that this is not the end but rather the beginning of a transition to the next version […] more »

by Kelly Fincham

Data journalism is in danger of becoming the broccoli of J-school education. We all know we should like data journalism, we all know we’re supposed to be doing data journalism, but, like broccoli, data journalism can seem so deeply unattractive and inedible. This, then, is the guide to getting started with teaching data journalism — learning […] more »

by Sara Quinn

I took a leap to teach at Ball State University last August, moving to Muncie, Indiana, and signing on the dotted line for one full year. One semester in, I’m reveling in my new perspective. My last gig was wonderful: more than a decade on faculty at Poynter kept me migrating between professional newsrooms, research, […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

During my last full-time stint in a newsroom, my night-side colleagues and I used to sit around the bar at a little dive called the Calderone Club in Milwaukee. We would drink beer, eat garlic bread and tell war stories. There was the time features accidentally ran an advice column signature reading “Dead Abby.” And […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

J-Lab director Jan Schaffer is wrapping up 20 years of raising money to give it away to fund news startups, innovations and pilot projects. She is pivoting J-Lab to do discrete projects and custom training and advising that build on her expertise. After two decades of work at the forefront of journalism innovations, interactive journalism […] more »

by Steve Blank

Two of the hot topics in education in the last few years have been Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) and the flipped classroom. I’ve been experimenting with both of them. What I’ve learned (besides being able to use the word “pedagogy” in a sentence) is 1) Assigning students lectures as homework doesn’t guarantee the students will […] more »

by Jan Schaffer

So far, two cohort groups, some 21 people, have gone through my Seminar in Media Entrepreneurship for mid-career professionals. It is the first seminar that each cohort group takes as they embark on the 20-month, 10-course journey to a Master of Arts in Media Entrepreneurship (MAME) at American University’s School of Communication (SOC). As entrepreneurship […] more »