EducationShift

Innovation

Education
08.21.2014
by Peg Achterman

Each semester, many of us ship our students outward toward internships. We hope they are headed to places that will treat them with respect, to managers who will teach them, to environments where they can learn the business and get a sense of what they want to do and what they don’t want to do. I’ve [...] more »

Education
08.18.2014

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
08.06.2014

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
07.30.2014

I enrolled at the University of Miami’s School of Communication to pursue my career goal: become a television news anchor. In August, I will begin my senior year and assume the role of station manager of the campus television station. Do I feel like I am on track for my career goal? Yes. Do I [...] more »

Education
07.28.2014

Every now and then I receive a call from a dean or chair of a journalism or communication program. They lament deficiencies in their students’ language skills and writing, and they are calling me because they’ve heard of our school — a multilingual bouillabaisse of an institution with four languages spoken (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole). [...] more »

Education
07.21.2014

Today’s journalism and media students may produce all kinds of projects. They might code websites, develop multimedia, build devices and contribute to a huge range of collaborative efforts that require both new ways of thinking and innovative ways of working within schools’ physical spaces. I recently talked with faculty at four institutions who are creating [...] more »

Education
07.10.2014

Let’s start with some analysis of why I chose seven ways to incorporate data journalism into your classes. I’m Irish, and it’s my lucky number. It was my basketball jersey number, and it’s the exact number of pints of Harp I can drink before falling off a barstool. But seriously, data, like writing a clever [...] more »

Collaboration
06.26.2014

“Teach it!” For three days last weekend, about 100 educators from around the world gathered at the Poynter Institute for the annual Teachapalooza conference. Now in its fourth year, the gathering is a chance for educators to gather to talk about teaching techniques and new tools and share ideas and philosophies. Right off the bat, [...] 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.