EducationShift

Innovation

Education
04.16.2015
by Holly Wise

After we’ve written leads and produced stories and after I’ve given lectures on media law, reporter’s privilege and the authority of the AP Stylebook, I facilitate in my classrooms what I believe to be one of the most important discussions of our semester. Why are we storytellers? We know what we’re doing and we’re learning […] more »

Education
04.14.2015

Every semester I like to watch trends in digital media for an assignment I construct for the last month of class. I call it my “Future of Journalism” assignment, and it’s intended to introduce some new tool, trend or idea to the regular curriculum. To be fair, about half of these trends stay big for a […] more »

Education
04.06.2015

College affordability has quickly become one of the defining issues that shapes the way students shop for schools. And the price tag of it all remains top of mind when students make decisions about what supplies they’ll haul off to start college. For many, buying a laptop ahead of the transition has become a forgone […] more »

Education
04.03.2015

In this podcast, Catalina Albeanu, reporter with Journalism.co.uk where this podcast originally appeared, explores innovation in journalism education with Dan Pacheco, professor and Horvitz Chair in Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University; Jeff Howe, assistant professor at Northeastern University; and Katy Culver, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PBS MediaShift’s educator curator. The podcast explores how journalism […] more »

Education
04.02.2015

By now, many have seen the news that Google halted sales and support for its wearable Glass device. The Glass Explorer program had been running for nearly two years before it was shut down in January, with the company insistent that this is not the end but rather the beginning of a transition to the next version […] more »

Education
03.26.2015

Can you really teach data journalism? It’s a dumb question that I’m soon going to find the answer for: This semester I started teaching at the Berkeley J-School (you can see my syllabus here). There’s no shortage of advice on teaching journalism students. If you believe what you read, young reporters need to learn to code; not […] more »

Business
03.20.2015

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 »

Education
03.18.2015

To most, Feb. 27 was a typical, ordinary Friday. For 50 top students from 13 journalism and communication schools, this was the beginning of an intense, innovative experience at PBS MediaShift’s 2nd Annual Journalism School Hackathon at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. Like many students, I went with an […] more »

Education
03.13.2015

As a Latina journalist, I have always sought to tell narratives of the Hispanic community that I belong to. At the PBS MediaShift Hackathon at Arizona State University, I had the opportunity to take that interest in a startup direction and research and pitch an idea that would serve the Hispanic community of Phoenix and beyond. I had […] more »

Innovation
03.04.2015

It was creepy. A noted journalist was in my office. I granted him permission to connect to the organization’s computer network. After that, he told me that he was going to connect to a “virtual private network.” I remember wondering what kind of Bob Woodward, James Bond or — er — Larry Flynt activities this […] 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.