Tag: cuny

by Sonia Paul

Twitter and Facebook have become default resources for journalists, newsrooms and ordinary citizens during news events, but where does Instagram fit into that picture? That was the question a team of researchers at CUNY’s Graduate Center asked while watching the protests in Ukraine unfold this past February. After months of analyzing more than 13,000 Instagram photos […] 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 Zach C. Cohen

Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CUNY J-school brings ethnic media out of the shadows with their Urban Reporting Program and more (Nieman Lab) 2. MOOC wars and the golden age of journalism (Slate) 3. At the intersection of journalism, data science and digital media: How can j-schools prep students for the world they’re headed into? (Nieman Lab) 4. American […] more »

by Dena Levitz

Across the country, the news faithful are building entrepreneurial ventures from scratch, turning ideas about the future of media consumption into tangible operations based around revenue projections and audience targets. That much is undeniable — and growing fast. Even newer than the emergence of this fresh crop of pioneers, though, is the concept of teaching […] more »

by Dena Levitz

From about the time I found out journalist was a real job it became my one and only career aspiration. In fact, as a northern California high school student, my decision — a pretty unheard of one at the time — to attend the University of Georgia was almost entirely motivated by the school’s coveted […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

As debris from the firewall that once separated journalism from the business of journalism continues to fly, a new educational landscape is developing, one that supports and trains those straddling the line. American University is the latest to add to that, expecting soon to launch a full-fledged graduate degree in news entrepreneurship. The faculty at […] 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 Devin Harner

Perhaps it’s because I’ve got a Ph.D. in English and a background in print journalism, but when I consider the state of the press today, it brings to mind the poet John Keats’ idea of negative capability. In a letter he wrote to his brother in December 1817, Keats described the concept as “when man […] 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 »