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by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my [...] more »

by Margaret Looney

Journalism changes at a rapid speed, and universities struggle to keep pace. The system for updating curricula is often so bureaucracy-laden that by the time a new journalism tool or skill makes it into the classroom, the next big thing has already been trending on Twitter for months. In an effort to bridge this gap, [...] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

At the latest Media Impact Funders (MIF) event, “Remaking Public Media,” the short- and long-term impact of public media was never far from the discussion. Synergy between legacy and social media was a mantra. Documentary photography is being leveraged successfully for social change, in projects funded by The Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project. “Photography should give people [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top 10 schools to major in journalism (Russell Westerholm / University Herald) 2. New government data sheds light on online learners (Devon Haynie / US News) 3. Via tablet or smartphone, learning with MOOCs (Kit Eaton / New York Times) 4. How relationships make or break a low-income #edtech classroom (Margina Parker / EdSurge) [...] more »

by Jim Flink

“The more we venture into the unknown, the higher the risk, the greater the chance of failure. As in science, though, experiments are not really failures if you learn from them.” – Searchlights and Sunglasses:  Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism Risk and reward.  Success and failure.  Progress and lethargy. Too often in [...] more »

by Beth Laing

How can media startups break through, survive and thrive? That will be the focus of the upcoming Collab/Space Chicago workshop on September 24, 2014, the day before the ONA14 conference. Sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford and hosted by TechNexus, it will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on media innovation and [...] more »

by Zhai Yun Tan

During the last weekend in May, PBS MediaShift produced its first annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The following is one of four pieces recapping the event. “So … how should we begin?” That was the first [...] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

A deadline is approaching. As the seconds run out on this very minute, you need to meet that deadline with a new photo to feed your blog or social media stream. And then there it is — a stunning moment of humanity, legally available to you and sure to generate more traffic than you’ve ever [...] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

“I hope I don’t throw up.” That was the response of one of my students a couple of weeks ago as she nervously prepared to give a presentation to five Bay Area magazine professionals and our department chair, who had agreed to serve as judges for my magazine publishing class’s Pitch Day. Luckily, she didn’t. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Mizzou Mafia’ member tells J-School grads that path is not easy (Ashley Jost / Columbia Tribune) 2. College faculty seeks to cut ties with online-education company (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Beer, open online learning, and Janux (Joshua Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 4. Ten tips for grabbing students’ attention [...] more »