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08.18.2014
by Meagan Doll

Though “9/11 Stories: The Children,” an iBook produced by Rutgers University, began as an ordinary conversation between two seasoned journalists, the multimedia package consists of all but ordinary conversations. The iBook comes after a 9/11 Project course was offered in the spring of 2011, first imagined by former Rutgers professor Ron Miskoff and New Jersey Press Association [...] more »

Education
08.14.2014

If ever there was a sign that media entrepreneurship has come of age in journalism and communication curricula, the attendees of the Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication provided it. By last week’s end, two of the organization’s divisions were jockeying to add entrepreneurship to their wheelhouse. Educators from around the world gathered [...] more »

Education
08.12.2014

Communications professors at Tec of Monterrey had a visitor last week, Thom Gencarelli of Manhattan College, who made us think about what we are teaching and how we are doing it. Among the questions he left us with: In 1985, Neil Postman wrote that the dominant media of a culture in fact shapes the culture, [...] more »

#EdShift Chats
08.11.2014

On Tuesday, August 12, our #EdShift chat will focus on accreditation in journalism schools. Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we discuss how this hot-button issue is affecting J-Schools and what ideal standards might look like. The chat will be moderated by Deb Wenger from the University of Mississippi with special guests Don Heider from [...] more »

Culture
08.11.2014

At NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), nothing is what it seems. Just past the elevator doors opening onto the program’s sprawling Manhattan loft space, I came across two trash cans sitting next to each other. One was just a trash can, but the other was wired to an old paint can, some busted circuit boards [...] more »

Education
08.07.2014

“For our semester project,” I announced to my SP402 class last spring, “you will plan, create multimedia content for, and launch a website dedicated to a shared topic.” The students of this upper-division course — mainly juniors and seniors — looked at each other and then me, bewildered. Evidently that was not what they expected [...] more »

Education
08.06.2014

The following is a note New York Times’ media columnist David Carr posted on Medium for his incoming students at Boston University, where Carr is the College of Communication’s first Andrew R. Lack professor. It is cross-posted here with permission, and edited for length. This course, Press Play, aspires to be a place where you [...] more »

Citizen Journalism
08.06.2014

This is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read part one. “The rise of UGC means many journalists’ roles will change. Rather than being the sole bearers of truth, journalists will be required to allow more space for people to tell their own stories directly.”  - Tow Center for Digital Journalism report [...] more »

Citizen Journalism
08.05.2014

“When everything is already all lit up, a searchlight is just another thing you can’t see.” – Eric Newton, “Searchlights and Sunglasses” The premise of Eric Newton’s Searchlights and Sunglasses is that a world flooded with information requires a new type of journalist — one who filters information rather than shines a light on it. [...] more »

Education
08.04.2014

How much is a T-shirt or a tweet worth? Two copyright cases, separated by nearly 30 years, should reinforce our need as educators to teach copyright as a practical matter as much as a conceptual one. When it comes to working with students, we should approach copyright from two protective angles. One is to ensure [...] 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
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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.