Tag: innovation

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Remix 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 […] more »

by Hannah Schmidt

Coauthored by Meredith Turk At the Missouri School of Journalism, students are guinea pigs for new innovations, products and processes that are breaking ground in the news and digital spheres. Ten students in Jim Flink‘s Emerging Technologies class had firsthand experience using a curation news application during a live event, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When I recently saw my friend and former teaching assistant Jason Shepard covered in a story on faculty using Twitter, I giggled a little. An accomplished writer, media law professor and soon-to-be-chair of the 2,500-student Department of Communications at California State-Fullerton, Jason has a lot of things to brag about — but his Twitter presence just isn’t […] more »

by Michelle Ferrier

Coauthored by Andy Alexander As attention to media entrepreneurship builds in journalism programs nationwide, we are using a competition at Ohio University to help students envision a future as creators and builders. Now in its second year, our Scripps Innovation Challenge asks students to solve real industry problems and stoke their startup fire along the way. Drawing […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

Teaching journalism in the 21st century is a little like packing a wardrobe for a month-long trip into a carry-on suitcase: You keep trying to squeeze one more thing into the bulging bag while praying that the zipper won’t burst. When I studied journalism in the 1980s at San Francisco State University, where I now […] more »

by Jim Flink

Clutter. Chaos. Copious amounts of content. News organizations are struggling right now. Struggling to connect with users, who are migrating to increasingly diverse and cluttered platforms. Struggling to migrate their staffs, sometimes chaotically, to distribute distinct, quality, multi-platform content to different and varied platforms. Struggling to see the strategy, as every news organization adopts similar […] more »

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 Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When I do multimedia trainings for college educators with Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute, we get to a particular point in the arc of the sessions and see a specific response. We stand before these teachers after talking about what journalism education needs and all the tools they can apply. We’ve been going and […] 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 Irving Washington

When we launched the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, the brainchild of a collaborative that includes the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Democracy Fund, we knew the program was right in our sweet spot — the intersection […] more »