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Education
03.02.2015
by Amy Schmitz Weiss

Wearable technology is becoming a common topic in daily news coverage — from discussion on the latest physical fitness trackers to buy and the hype around the Apple smartwatch that will launch this year. Wearable technologies, devices that can track and hold data about individuals and the environment around them, are gaining traction in the […] more »

Education
02.27.2015

This week The Knight Foundation released “Above and Beyond,” a report on the future of journalism education authored by Stephens College President Dianne Lynch. The following essay by CUNY dean Sarah Bartlett was part of the report and touches on the tensions educators and administrators face but also the potential for boundary-pushing innovations.  January marked […] more »

Education
02.24.2015

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.  FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES Atlantic Media Fellowship Washington DC and New York City Atlantic Media offers high-achieving recent college graduates a unique […] more »

Education
02.23.2015

My heart was flip-flopping as our moderator went down the lineup of teams pitching their solutions for women news entrepreneurs at the International Women’s Media Foundation/Ford Foundation “Cracking the Code” hackathon on January 29-30 in New York City. My team was last on the list, and I sat in agony as eight other teams took […] more »

#EdShift Chats
02.20.2015

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, our #EdShift chat will cover the future of professional photojournalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time / 12 p.m. Central Time / 10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss uncertainties about careers in photojournalism in a media landscape more visual than ever. Despite wildly popular technologies like Instagram and increased […] more »

Collaboration
02.19.2015

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 »

Education
02.19.2015

Before we departed on the 45-minute charter flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba, last spring, my students and I made a pact: No Facebook. No Twitter. No social media. We went so far as to turn off the GPS tracking on our phones, concerned that Cuban officials might fret about our digital footprints as we […] more »

Culture
02.18.2015

The following is an excerpt from Craig Silverman’s new report, “Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation.” Click here to download the full report. News organizations are meant to play a critical role in the dissemination of quality, accurate information in society. This has become […] more »

Education
02.18.2015
by Christopher Daly

Much has been written about David Carr — as a writer, memoirist, editor, friend, mentor, reporter, and critic — and rightly so. He was a man of many parts. I come to praise him for his last new venture: Professor. When David died, he was the holder of an endowed chair in the Journalism Department at Boston University. There […] more »

Innovation
02.13.2015

Laura Amico is editor of data and multimedia projects at the Boston Globe. In the newsroom she sits between graphics, photos, video, illustration and print, and helps coordinate those groups for cross-media projects. In 2010, she founded Homicide Watch, a site originally launched in Washington, D.C., and currently up-and-running in Boston, Trenton and Chicago that covers homicide from crime […] 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.