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Innovation

Education
02.27.2015
by Sarah Bartlett

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
02.23.2015

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 »

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 »

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 »

Education
02.12.2015

When I pitched this piece, my editor’s immediate response was, “You had me at ‘Serial.’” I get that. It’s as addictive and meme-y as audio has ever been/may ever get. Nailing the listenership of the Serial podcast that followed host Sarah Koenig’s journey into a cold Baltimore murder case is squishy because of all the […] more »

Education
02.12.2015

Syracuse University’s new online master’s program in communications, Communications@Syracuse, will welcome its first class of students in July 2015. Program Director Anthony Rotolo will facilitate introductions on the first day via video with all the enrolled students. He is looking forward to connecting faces to names and bridging the digital distance so often criticized in online education. Rotolo […] more »

Education
02.05.2015

Young journalists hear enough bad news: The industry is in crisis, print journalism is dying, you’ll never find a job. But a booming bright spot remains: data journalism — new tools, new teams, new promise for hard-hitting investigative work and innovative reader engagement. So last May, after a few years at my college newspaper and […] more »

Education
01.29.2015

This guest post is co-authored by Sheryl Swingley. When I (Sheryl Swingley) found a proof copy of Thomas E. Patterson’s “Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism” in my journalism department’s mailroom, I grabbed it. I’m with Mark Twain. I don’t like adjectives, but I use knowledge-based journalism in every sentence I can. I […] more »

Education
01.26.2015

At most universities, students are required to take English composition courses, and at many others speech and/or foreign language classes are also required. Yet in the debate about teaching code in journalism programs, code is often reduced to a shiny toy. If we value clear writing and the ability to communicate clearly with a wide […] more »

Education
01.22.2015

It was the final stretch before the new semester, the week when I shuffle course materials into digital and paper readers. It was also the week in which I launch my course blogs. That day, a tweet from Steven Levy caught my eye. Epic @carr2n syllabus for his lucky students. Big bonus: he’s using @medium to the […] more »


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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.

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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.