Tag: columbia university

by Julie Keck

1. News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom (Eric Newton / Knight Foundation) 2. Columbia professor Eric Foner teaching “The Civil War and the Reconstruction” MOOC (EdX) 3. Google brings Chromebook lending library to colleges (D. Frank Smith / EdTech Magazine) 4. Edtech initiatives from 10 SoCal districts (Christina Quattrocchi [...] more »

by Lauren E. Mack

As data journalists and computational journalism become key elements in newsrooms, Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism has been tracking the trend and examining its impact on post-industrial journalism. Columbia students have been practicing data-driven journalism as part of their coursework since 2012. The Tow Center’s annual Innovation Showcase, a public two-day event in [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Trustee quits after Columbia University paper votes to decrease publication (Mike Vilensky / Wall Street Journal) 2. With free web courses, Wharton seeks edge in traditional programs (Melissa Korn / Wall Street Journal) 3. Are journalism schools teaching their students the right skills? (Cindy Royal / Nieman Lab) 4. 5 things edtech startups can [...] more »

by Jeff Jarvis

Some big news at CUNY: We are developing a new master’s degree in social journalism. We’ve considered calling it a degree in community information and engagement. I will also argue that it is a degree in outcomes-based journalism. It is all those things. Allow me to explain. I have been arguing for some time that [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Columbia University’s piracy.lab explores the online world of digital piracy (Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Steven King tops e-book best-seller list at discount as prices decrease (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 3. Scribd, HarperCollins launch $8.99 subscription book service (Austin Carr / Fast Company) 4. Opinion: E-books price people out of [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Columbia University names its first chief digital officer (AllThingsD) 2. DOJ has gotten more than 800 comments on the proposed e-books settlement (PaidContent) 3. Judge recuses herself from privacy lawsuit against Facebook (Reuters) 4. Why it’s so hard for SCOTUSblog [...] more »

by Jennifer Paull

As students at the Missouri School of Journalism, we’ve learned about the importance of social media to the news industry. But beyond the scope of journalism, we use social media every day just to communicate with each other. From perusing Spring Break pictures to keeping up with friends’ birthdays, Facebook and Twitter are constant companions [...] more »

by Jennifer Paull

Do you check the official Twitter feed for the Missouri School of Journalism on a regular basis? Probably not, based on its dismal number of followers. As of today, the official Twitter account of Mizzou’s J-School had just 630 followers. That is a far cry from most other top journalism schools and a negative reflection [...] more »

by Davis Shaver

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. Universities around the country have had to shift the approach of their journalism programs to accommodate a quickly changing media [...] more »

by Craig Silverman

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. Roughly two years ago, a group of prominent journalism educators, administrators and academics gathered in a room at Columbia University. [...] more »