Tag: journalism education

by Candace Perkins Bowen

When Common Core State Standards appeared in 2010, after more than two years of development, high school journalism teachers weren’t sure what to think. On one hand, those CCSS English Language Arts college- and career-readiness standards sounded a lot like what they were doing already. For instance, Grades 6-12 — Text types & purposes includes [...] more »

by Erica Salkin

Common Core. There are few phrases quite as controversial in K-12 education today as the name of this nationwide initiative. Launched in 2009, Common Core is a set of national standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy intended to enhance college and career preparedness as well as bring all states in line with international benchmarks. [...] more »

by Shawn Burns

In 2011, leading global media players gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to discuss Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age. Three years is a long time in the digital space (consider — Instagram was launched late 2010), but the words of the conference’s keynote speaker, Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO Ted Leonis, could easily [...] more »

by Anna-Cat Brigida

Engaging curriculum, knowledgeable professors and well-run student news organizations — these are just a few aspects that contribute to a successful journalism education. Another factor could soon populate this list: an innovative and collaborative journalism school building. Amid scores of other uncertainties brought by the digital disruption, many programs are wrestling with a new question: [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren’t a bad thing (Elliott Masie / VentureBeat) 2. Planning an ed-tech transformation…in 1989 (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 3. How Edtech startup ‘Native Innovation’ goes the extra 300 [...] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

How much is a T-shirt or a tweet worth? Two copyright cases, separated by nearly 30 years, should reinforce our need as educators to teach copyright as a practical matter as much as a conceptual one. When it comes to working with students, we should approach copyright from two protective angles. One is to ensure [...] more »

by Adam Maksl

Co-authored with Megan Fromm Last week, after spending 30 hours observing a high school journalism classroom, freelance writer and editor  (and PBS MediaShift editorial assistant) Angela Washeck gave a first-person analysis of how today’s students are producing media. Her observations, detailed in “The Journey to Teaching High School Journalism in Texas,” mischaracterize the purpose of [...] more »

by Angela Washeck

For most of us, high school was so long ago that we can hardly remember what we were taught and couldn’t even guess what high school students are learning today. Recently, I decided to pursue a teaching certificate in high school journalism and saw quickly what secondary students are learning in their journalism classes, mainly [...] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, July 8, our #EdShift chat will focus on covering data in courses, part of our special series “Teaching Data Journalism.” Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we cover data’s importance, as well as tips and ideas for incorporating it into the classroom. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education [...] more »

by Sarah Slobin

Back in February, I wrote about my plans for a “data-driven device-centric story-form agnostic multimedia project” for my class at West Virginia University.  The J-School’s first experimental journalism class was also my first chance to walk students through an untraditional approach to building a story, a process that has been at the heart of my [...] more »