Tag: education

by Rodrigo Davies

Hawaii has become the first state to propose a bill supporting civic crowdfunding, as it seeks to raise funds for the maintenance and repair of local schools. HB2631 outlines a pilot program in which two maintenance projects at Hawaii schools are selected for public crowdfunding campaigns. The pilot would be operated by Hawaii 3R’s (Repair, [...] more »

by Adam Griffith

Third graders from Isaac Dixon Elementary School in Asheville, N.C., help make a high-resolution map of Riverside Cemetery with the Public Laboratory. As Scott Barnwell looked toward the horizon of Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, N.C., a flock of third graders came into view, and his hand tightened on the string tethering a massive, red helium-filled [...] more »

by Kristofs Blaus

A few months ago, we became the largest crowdsourced journalism project in Latvia to date. We reached 2% of the general population and gathered unique data. However, to generate the data and launch the survey we had to program, design and test the system for weeks and invest several thousand dollars in it. The experience [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

This week on MediaShift, we’re exploring the moving target that is teaching journalism. Stay tuned as we offer tips, tools and insights on educating tomorrow’s journalists. “Beyond J-School 2011” is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester [...] more »

by David Cohn

The following post comes to us from Sameer Bhuchar, who is helping Spot.Us from Austin. It has been said a thousand times before: The landscape of the modern media is changing. With today’s more complex, active Internet ecosystem, the accepted norms of journalism are constantly being rewritten or tossed out all together. The Internet has [...] more »

by Juliana Rotich

This post is written by Melissa Tully and Rebecca Wanjiku. Melissa Tully is a PhD student at UW-Madison who is researching the use of social/new media in social justice work in Kenya. She has been volunteering with Ushahidi for the past two-and-a-half years. Rebecca Wanjiku is a project assistant for Ushahidi in Kenya. She interfaces [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

It’s been almost a year and a half since a grant from the Knight Foundation allowed the Medill School to offer journalism master’s program scholarships to experienced programmer-developers. Since then, on this Web site, I’ve been documenting the experience of the first two "programmer-journalists." Now things start to get interesting. For graduate students majoring in [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

So what happens when people with computer programming backgrounds are part of the same journalism class with more traditional students? Liza Kaufman Hogan, a former CNN.com senior producer, found out this spring when she taught the introductory new media journalism class at the Medill School of Journalism. The class, "Interactive Techniques," revolves around blogging. Students [...] more »

by JD Lasica

I’ve just arrived at MIT in Boston, where the Future of Civic Media conference is being held over the next three days. Attendees are gathering to compare notes, soak up new ideas (including some smart technologies devised by students here) and tease out ways to maximize the impact of civic media in our lives. Here’s [...] more »

by Pam McAllister-Johnson

Western Kentucky University if one of seven academic programs working on a joint Knight Brothers 21st Century News Challenge grant (Ithaca College, Kansas State, Michigan State, Saint Michael’s College, the Univeristy of Kansas, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas). Three student-developed projects were presented at the Online News Association conference last year. This summer, the [...] more »