Tag: academia

by Michael W. Wagner

The political reporter’s professional toolkit keeps expanding. Journalists are using social science research, “big data” and innovative alternative story formats to better serve their audience. Journalism education is catching up too, as Vicki Krueger and Katherine Krueger have shown here on EducationShift. I’m a long-time critic of political news coverage that treats politics like a […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Schools, families struggle with technology costs (AP) 2. Top apps to turn smartphones, tablets into school tools (Detroit Free Press) 3. Tablets in the classroom: When will we get it right? (ZDNet) 4. Using technology to collaborate with schools in other countries (Guardian) […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Journalism schools can be as competitive as newsrooms: They compete for students, foundation grants, faculty and reputation. But spurred by the Carnegie-Knight initiative on the Future of Journalism, deans and representatives from 17 universities (including me) spent a day at Harvard University discussing what they can collectively do to support public interest reporting. It was […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

This week on MediaShift, we’re exploring the moving target that is teaching journalism. Stay tuned as we offer tips, tools and insights on educating tomorrow’s journalists. “Beyond J-School 2011” is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester […] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

COLUMBIA, MO. — I am live-blogging from the Reynolds Journalism Institute, which is holding a week-long RJInnovation Week. It’s a chance for the Institute to look at an incredible number of projects and ideas that are flowing through the organization. Today is focused on the 2010-11 class of RJI fellows. Each fellow gets 45 minutes […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. An Australian journalism professor has started an online academic journal with a twist: It publishes journalism, […] more »