Tag: education

by Sarah Slobin

This summer as I was sitting on my front porch, I got a phone call from Maryanne Reed, the dean of West Virginia University’s J-School. She was wondering if I’d be interested in teaching an experimental journalism course. Scott Klein, a friend from ProPublica, had recommended me. She said I’d have to invent the class. [...] more »

by Sue Robinson

Remix is a regular segment on EducationShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, contact education [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

There was a time when journalism students were trained for a job at a local newspaper, radio or TV station or magazine. Now, it’s just as important for students to know how to start their own digital business, their own startup. But that can be difficult, especially at schools that are set in their ways. [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

Finding and getting grants and funding for journalism educators can be difficult — especially in navigating all the grant requirements and making the right contacts. Last Friday’s #EdShift chat included a discussion on ways that educators can get grant money and how to use it once they get the grants. Taking part were MediaShift’s Katy [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google’s slowly combining G+ & Gmail (Hunter Walk / Re/code) 2. Who killed net neutrality? (Tim Wu / New York Times) 3. Algorithms are not enough: Lessons bringing computer science to journalism (Jonathan Stray / Associated Press) 4. How two nonprofit education sites came together to build a network (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman [...] more »

by Denise Lu

Getting people passionate enough to shell out money for an idea is no easy feat. Dan Pacheco, chair of journalism innovation at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, wanted to help student ideas become realities by introducing them to the power of crowdfunding. Pacheco created Kick it Up, an initiative to give projects already on [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

With changes in the field of journalism, it’s important to take a look at how new professionals are learning their skills in journalism and communication schools. In early December, #wjchat focused on what journalism schools are doing right and wrong, as well as ways to improve journalism education, with special guest Eric Newton from the [...] more »

by Margaret Looney

What started as an idea for creating tools for local media in Chicago three years ago has evolved into an innovation hub for the global journalism and technology community. The Knight Lab at Northwestern University brings together journalists and technologists interested in building tools to benefit the news industry. The Lab’s corps of professional staffers, [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

How do students and professors work together and build community in journalism classrooms? The first #EdShift Twitter chat discussed tools and approaches that foster a collaborative environment. Storify [View the story "#EdShift - Dec 10" on Storify] Lauren Simonis is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Journalism and English. She is an intern [...] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Ironically, journalists -— a group normally reluctant to theorize —- are today up to their ears in definitions, a favorite activity of philosophers. For some time, journalists and their associations have been trying anxiously to define “journalist” and “journalism” as a media revolution blurs the differences between professional journalists and citizens. I have some bad [...] more »