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#EdShift Chats
12.17.2014
by Meagan Doll

On Friday, December 19, our #EdShift chat will focus on crowdfunding for professional and student journalism projects. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss how to engage the crowd to find funds to tell stories in new and important ways. The chat will be moderated as usual […] more »

Education
12.15.2014

2014 brought us the year of My Journalism Ethics. It was the year that “personalizing” journalism ethics went mainstream. Big time. Major journalism associations, from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to the Online News Association (ONA) grappled with the problem of writing ethical guidelines for an increasingly personalized, opinionated, and politically biased media sphere. […] more »

Collaboration
12.15.2014

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 »

Education
12.12.2014

The best advice Melissa Bell has for young reporters: Follow your curiosity lines. During the Vox.com co-founder’s recent visit to the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications as part of the college’s Innovators Series, Bell spoke with students who have grown up online, as she did. “I think because I felt like the Internet was […] more »

Education
12.11.2014

The Online News Association is now accepting applications for the second round in its Challenge Fund to help stimulate journalism curriculum innovations through live news experiments. Supported by the Democracy Fund and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism, Knight, McCormick and Rita Allen foundations, the Challenge Fund offers $35,000 micro-grants to journalism programs willing to […] more »

Education
12.09.2014

Miami, no more. That’s a scenario we’re facing in South Florida as the world’s seas continue to rise. FIU advertising and PR students produced an explanatory video on sea level rise. Credit: eyesontherise.org. Over the “past half-century,” The Washington Post reported in October, “average sea levels in South Florida have risen by 4 to 6 inches, […] more »

Education
12.05.2014

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  DECEMBER 2014 DEADLINES Data & Society Fellowship New York City The fellowship brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists […] more »

Education
12.04.2014

Earlier this fall, the National Football League delivered body blow after body blow to itself. From video of a star player punching his partner to public relations pummelings, one could assume this popular American sports league would be down for the count. That is simply not the case. According to a recent NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of NFL […] more »

EducationShift
12.03.2014

As community engagement becomes ever more important in news, a new program at Louisiana State University is challenging 15 students to find ways to connect with the people and issues around them. The Social Media News Challenge, funded by a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to the Manship School of Mass Communication, started […] more »

Education
11.24.2014

Numeracy, or numerical literacy, is at the heart of data journalism. And if you are the kind of person who wants to become more numerate in order to do data journalism (maybe you’re a designer? A student? An inquisitive citizen?), one way to start is by thinking about a horse. Specifically, I’d like you to […] more »


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About EducationShift

EducationShift aims to move journalism education forward with coverage of innovation in the classroom as journalism and communications schools around the globe are coping with massive technological change. The project includes a website, bi-weekly Twitter chats at #EdShift, mixers and workshops, and webinars for educators.

  • Katy Culver: Education Curator
  • Mark Glaser: Executive Editor
  • Lauren Simonis: Education Intern
  • Design: Vega Project

MediaShift received a grant from the Knight Foundation to revamp its EducationShift section to focus on change in journalism education. It will extend the conversation started by Eric Newton's "Searchlights and Sunglasses," a resource for journalism educators.