Tag: university of florida

by Julie Keck

1. Parents and social media (via Pew Research Center) 2. Fostering creativity with makerspaces (Nicholas Provenzano / Edutopia) 3. Why teachers make the best edtech administrators (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. Web platform seeks to give students an alternative to the ‘wall of text’ (Meg Bernhard / Chronicle of Higher Education) 5. UF College […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Not only is technology developing rapidly in today’s society, but the ways in which it’s used to tell stories and deliver news are also changing. Matt Sheehan, director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, is experimenting with this reality. Through a partnership with anonymous messaging […] more »

by Matt Sheehan

Earlier this year, the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications launched an initiative to completely examine its newsroom operations and how local news will continue to play a large role in the College’s news curriculum. The following is an edited and excerpted collection from the “Breaking News” and “What is Project Allotrope” posts that explain […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Arizona State and edX will offer an online freshman year, open to all (Charles Huckabee / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. District extends wi-fi to students in public housing (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 3. If only a Pulitzer paid his salary: Rob Kuznia’s journalism rollercoaster (Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Blended learning research: The seven studies you need to know (Michelle Davis / Education Week) 2. Ivy League stiffs its female profs (Samantha Allen / The Daily Beast) 3. The big business of online education (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 4. New research shows free online courses didn’t grow as expected (Anya Kamentz / […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Transparency is inconvenient. It’s inconvenient for the reporter who’s trying to report the news and it’s inconvenient for the government that attempts to hide information. “It is not unique for federal officials to go to great lengths to get around having to turn over documents or respond,” Sharyl Attkisson said during a keynote address last […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

The best advice Melissa Bell has for young reporters: Follow your curiosity lines. During the Vox.com co-founder’s recent visit to the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications as part of the college’s Innovators Series, Bell spoke with students who have grown up online, as she did. “I think because I felt like the Internet was […] more »

by Erica A. Hernandez

Mark Little has one wish for journalism students. In what he considers to be a golden age of journalism, he hopes the see the future journalists of the world go beyond just testing boundaries. “It’d be nice to think that people here are going to set new boundaries and break them,” Little said during a […] more »

by Ted Spiker

Attending a wedding in Ireland several years ago, Mark Little saw fellow guests looking at their phones, as they learned that Michael Jackson had died. Soon, the group was dancing to Thriller as a tribute to the late star. That dance, Little said, happened 15 minutes before the Los Angeles Times had even officially announced […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

Matt Sheehan is the director of the Innovation News Center in the College of Journalism & Communications at the University of Florida. EducationShift talked with Sheehan about how the center hopes to make itself a model for existing and emerging newsrooms across the country. Q&A How did the center get started? Matt Sheehan: The Innovation News Center has […] more »