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“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 Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry.

Welcome to the 28th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil, filling in for Rafat Ali. This week is a special edition of the podcast dedicated to teaching journalism in the digital age — and part of our week-long special Beyond J-School 2011. How can educators keep up with the changes happening in journalism and keep students ahead of the curve?

Special guests for the show are Sree Sreenivasan from Columbia Journalism School and Sarah Hill from the University of Missouri Journalism School and KOMU-TV. Both have been pushing for more social media skills for students, as well as making sure that they still get the essentials for traditional newsgathering. The wide-ranging discussion touched on the popularity of journalism schools, the need for students to have many more skills, and the rise of technology at J-schools.

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Intro and outro music by 3 Feet Up; mid-podcast music by Autumn Eyes via Mevio’s Music Alley.

Here are some highlighted topics from the show:

Intro

2:30: Dorian helps teach business skills to journalists

3:10: Mark wonders why journalism schools are so popular

5:20: Rundown of topics on the show

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Sree Sreenivasan

Challenges of teaching journalism

5:50: Special guests Sree Sreenivasan and Sarah Hill

8:00: Sree: Need to use social tools in strategic, journalistic ways

11:50: Columbia student pushed school to use Twitter more

15:00: Have fundamentals of journalism changed?

17:00: Sarah: Not the “person on the street” now, it’s the “person on the stream”

Innovative approaches

17:30: Sarah on how KOMU uses Google+ Hangouts on the air

20:20: Dorian: Why go to journalism school at all?

22:40: Sree: We let you make mistakes in a safe environment

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Sarah Hill

23:20: Sarah: Journalists with and without training can co-exist

More Reading

How to Get the Most Out of Tech Tools for Teaching at MediaShift

Journalism in the Open: Are Our Systems for Learning Making the Grade? at Idea Lab

KOMU TV Puts Google+ Hangout Video Chat on the Air at MediaShift

NYC J-Schools Take Divergent Paths on Training Hyper-Local at MediaShift

I Wrote the News Today, Oh Boy at View from the Bridge blog

Reinventing Local Media book by Terry Heaton

Weekly Poll

Don’t forget to vote in our weekly poll, this time about what you think about journalism school:

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+

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“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 Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry.

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