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Collaboration
by Kate Nash Cunningham

Co-authored by Michael V. Marcotte. Like many professors across the country, we’ve spent the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on our journalism syllabi, thinking of new ways to reach students and of novel approaches for our assignments. This semester, we have another exciting job. Thanks to a grant from the Online News Association, [...] more »

Collaboration
by Angela Washeck

The Journalism School Hackathon that the Reese News Lab and PBS MediaShift hosted last weekend brought together journalism students from all over the country to tackle challenges of the media industry. We’ve rounded up a great collection of photos, video, coverage and a fantastic Storify from Reese News Lab. Did we miss anything? Please add it [...] more »

Education
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 »

AdvertisingShift
by Julie Posetti

Janine Gibson was editor of the Guardian US and she led the paper’s New York coverage of the Edward Snowden story to industry acclaim. Now, she’s headed back to London as editor in chief of theguardian.com. Gibson recently spoke to me (a research fellow with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) for the World Editors Forum’s upcoming Trends In [...] more »

Collaboration
by Reuben Stern

This week we introduce a new app for connecting reporters with stories, and we learn about a mobile video studio that fits into a backpack. PART 1: Newstracker A new smartphone app and web-based system called Newstracker, built by a company called Interapt, was designed to help newsrooms connect their teams in the field with story [...] more »

Education
by Lauren Simonis

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 »

Best Practices
by Meredith Broussard

Remix is a new segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other [...] more »

Collaboration
by Lauren Simonis

How do students and professors work together and build community in journalism classrooms? The first #EdShift Twitter chat discussed tools and approaches that foster a collaborative environment. Storify [View the story "#EdShift - Dec 10" on Storify] Lauren Simonis is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Journalism and English. She is an intern [...] more »

Best Practices
by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Laura Davison, Chelsea Stuart and Sarah Harkins. This week the RJI Futures Lab explores how newsroom design might affect coverage, how to connect stories with their proper audience and how the New York Times made its pay model work. PART 1: Collaborative newsroom layouts Many traditional newsrooms have changed [...] more »


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