EducationShift

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Education
04.28.2015
by Sonia Paul

Each week, PBS MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING THREAD […] more »

Education
04.10.2015

I played around recently with Meerkat, a new live streaming app that’s built to integrate with Twitter. I thought I’d share a few quick observations about how it worked for me in my newsroom. (Editor’s note: A separate post on Periscope will run Monday, and our #EdShift chat at 1 ET Tuesday, April 14, will […] 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 »

EducationShift
03.31.2015

Data journalism is in danger of becoming the broccoli of J-school education. We all know we should like data journalism, we all know we’re supposed to be doing data journalism, but, like broccoli, data journalism can seem so deeply unattractive and inedible. This, then, is the guide to getting started with teaching data journalism — learning […] more »

Education
03.30.2015

Teaching Gen Y’ers is a challenge. First, you have to capture their attention when students can access myriad interesting conversations and games on their computers and phones while you natter on at the front of the classroom. And often, it seems like you’re in a room full of people who have high expectations about getting […] more »

Education
03.27.2015

When I moved to Morgantown almost three years ago to teach journalism at West Virginia University, the sketchiness of the local news coverage shocked me. The one newspaper that covers the Morgantown area is owned by a family who have amassed a fortune in the coal and limestone industries, and the paper either doesn’t know […] more »

Education
03.26.2015

As calls for improvements in journalism education expand, instruction in dealing with data keeps appearing as a consistent thread. To help educators consider how to do this across the curriculum, we’re revisiting the topic in this series. Our first look at teaching data journalism appeared last July, and the tools and approaches have expanded in the […] more »

Education
03.25.2015

Recently, I spoke at the SXSWedu conference in Austin about the opportunity to teach coding across university disciplines. Computer programming is quickly becoming an expected 21st century literacy, but coding is no longer limited to the realms of computer and information sciences. Technology can be used to solve problems across a range of fields, but […] more »

Education
03.17.2015

In an age that craves immediacy and information, processes of verification are more important than ever, but not necessarily the norm. A new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism produced by Craig Silverman details the ways news outlets spread — and debunk — rumors and misinformation. He found that many news outlets take few […] more »

Collaboration
03.11.2015

PBS MediaShift produced its second annual Journalism School Hackathon in conjunction with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix at the end of February. Top students, faculty and professionals gathered with a specific aim for this year: to create sustainable media projects that reach underserved populations. They were […] 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.