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by Kathryn McManus

There is tremendous transition within the field of journalism. The number of full-time U.S. daily newspaper journalists now stands roughly at 36,700, according to the American Society of News Editors, down from 55,000 in 2008. I constantly receive calls from journalism colleagues who are in transition and grappling with how to move forward with their […] more »

by Rebecca Blatt

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Improve Audience Engagement and Digital Outreach Instructor: Rebecca Blatt, professor at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and leader of […] more »

by Kathryn McManus

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: How to Create and Monetize an Entrepreneurial Journalism Venture Instructor: Kathryn McManus, VP at SocialWhirled and faculty associate at the Walter Cronkite School of […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

We’re always playing games. As kids it was kick the can, hide and seek, tag. As grownups, it’s more often Candy Crush and crosswords. But what if games could help tell news stories? What if a game like Candy Crush taught us how to balance the nation’s budget? News outlets, including BuzzFeed, the New York Times, ProPublica, and the Washington […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top journalism students to lead in-depth marijuana report at ASU (via ASU News) 2. Three ways to improve technology-assisted learning (Matt Candler / Medium) 3. How can we really get more women into tech? (Suw / Finding Ada) 4. Do j-school classes have a diversity problem? Ask the students (Aeman Ansari / J-Source) 5. […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

Rumors were circulating on Twitter that a teen pop sensation was dead, and it was my job to get the story. Of course, eyewitness accounts varied, the facts were shifting quickly and I had an editor texting me every few minutes, asking me where the story was. I was confronted with the unique challenges of […] more »

by Michelle Ferrier

If ever there was a sign that media entrepreneurship has come of age in journalism and communication curricula, the attendees of the Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication provided it. By last week’s end, two of the organization’s divisions were jockeying to add entrepreneurship to their wheelhouse. Educators from around the world gathered […] more »

by Brendan Capria

The clubhouse was a time machine that took him back nearly 22 years. Todd Rosiak, a beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, remembers when he began his journalism career. He covered high school baseball for the then Milwaukee Journal in his junior year of college. But sharing a major league clubhouse with college kids […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University. Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations or social marketing professionals seeking career advancement. Learn more here. He’s an entrepreneur, author and outspoken evangelist of entrepreneurial journalism, but Dan Gillmor wants you […] more »

by Geneva Overholser

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In June 2006, I published “On Behalf of Journalism: A Manifesto for Change.” It examined nine propositions likely to have […] more »