Lauren Simonis

Lauren Simonis is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Journalism and English. She is an intern at PBS MediaShift.

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 »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, May 16, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to do field reporting with mobile devices. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Neal Augenstein of WTOP and iphonereporting.com, Marc Blank-Settle of the [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, May 2, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on tips for students to find jobs and internships and ideas for effective interviewing and networking. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be guest-moderated by Jen Mizgata of the Online News Association (ONA). Special [...] more »

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Owen Youngman, Knight Professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University has been using Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton as a textbook in his classroom. Explore his experiences as you think about texts for your next course and ways innovative forms can invigorate students’ thinking. Q&A Why did you decide to use “Searchlights and Sunglasses” in your course? Youngman: [...] more »

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On Friday, April 18, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on helping educators “hack the curriculum” with experiments. The special guests will include first-round winners of the recent Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be [...] 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 Lauren Simonis

On Friday, March 21, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to teach social media. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Sue Robinson of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kelly [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

You’re sitting in the back of a giant lecture hall as a professor goes on about some theory. You’re taking good notes and you like her style, but you’ve never been to her office hours. And while she might remember your face, she definitely doesn’t know your name. You just made a huge mistake. It [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, March 7, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online efforts in journalism education. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Owen Youngman, Northwestern University, Howard Finberg, the Poynter Institute, and Rosental Alves, University of Texas-Austin. A Storify will be [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, Feb. 21, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on the question “does a journalism degree matter?” With that will come discussion of other sources of education and training outside standard J-schools. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Eric Newton of the Knight Foundation, Howard Finberg of the [...] more »