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Business
by Kate Nash Cunningham

This piece was co-authored by Michael Marcotte. As UNM students returned to classes this spring, many brought the new confidence and ideas they earned last fall by launching the New Mexico News Port, a collaboration spawned by the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. As described in an earlier post, the two […] more »

Business
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some of the ideas and opportunities emerging among nonprofit newsrooms, including The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Reporting by Katy Mersmann, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. PART 1: Partnerships Collaboration with other organizations is a key element of most nonprofit newsrooms, and it often […] more »

Collaboration
by Sonia Paul

PBS MediaShift produced its second annual Journalism School Hackathon in conjunction with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix at the end of February. Top students, faculty and professionals gathered with a specific aim for this year: to create sustainable media projects that reach underserved populations. They were […] more »

Best Practices
by Reuben Stern

This week we get an inside look at some innovative efforts by the Center for Investigative Reporting to expand the audience in unusual ways and to track the impact of the organization’s journalism out in the community. Reporting by Tatiana Darie, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. PART 1: Partnerships to reach new audiences Central to […] more »

Collaboration
by Randy Picht

Remember that 1980s television commercial for Reese’s peanut butter cups that had two people, one holding a jar of peanut butter and the other a chocolate bar, bump into other and exclaim: “Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate” and “Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter!”? Maybe we need to arrange something […] more »

Business
by Sonia Paul

With the recent release of his new book “Engaged Journalism: Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences,” it seemed like high time to have a long conversation with Jake Batsell on the future of news. The journalism instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, previous Seattle Times and Dallas Morning News reporter, and now, book author, was inspired to research […] more »

Business
by Clare Carr

There are many of us who attend multiple media industry events a month – I know you or your faces. Event fatigue is real: the same talking points, the same people speaking and often not many outcomes to walk away with and apply to your business. However, every once in awhile you attend an event that […] more »

Collaboration
by Meagan Doll

While many university students were finding routine in another fall semester, a group of students at University of North Carolina and Syracuse University immediately began brainstorming ways to visually represent Liberia’s Ebola outbreak. UNC’s Steven King and Syracuse’s Ken Harper teamed up after the Liberian Ministry of Information requested the project from Harper, who made […] more »

Collaboration
by Mark E. Johnson

Traditional lectures, seminar discussion groups, flipped classrooms or online courses – those are the four major learning environments our students find themselves in throughout their academic lives. There’s another, easy to conceptualize and even execute but difficult to finance: the on-site workshop. For the last 19 semesters, I’ve lead some sort of a workshop for […] more »


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