Tag: journalism school

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Every semester in my introductory course in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s journalism school, I ask the students to introduce themselves and tell me their dream job. I get my fair share of professional athlete or Broadway star. But in the last few years, I’ve heard what feels like an increasing number of dreams the journalism [...] 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 Mark Glaser

Journalism and communications schools are at a crossroads. The old ways of teaching are being questioned and new forms of decentralized, online teaching are being tried at various schools. While journalists might not require the certification of doctors or therapists, their skill set is being pushed beyond the traditional “print,” “broadcast,” “PR” monikers and into [...] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

As a journalism professor at San Francisco State University in one of the most diverse cities in the world, I struggle to get my students to report outside their comfort zones. In my classes, I urge them to interview not just strangers, but people very much unlike themselves — older people, people with different politics, [...] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

Most journalism professors are probably familiar with the Poynter Institute’s News University, an online training ground of webinars and self-directed courses for media professionals and students. In fact, if they’re like me they incorporate free modules like The Lead Lab and The Be a Reporter Game into their classes. And why not? They are a [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The slang term old school can have different connotations depending on its context. Going “old school” could mean doing something traditional and old-fashioned in a hip way. Or it could be someone who is stuck in an old way and can’t find their way to the new. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism screams [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism schools have to go where the puck is (Globe and Mail) 2. The rise of edtech (The Next Web) 3. Journalism school tries to keep up with industry shifts (The GW Hachet) 4. High school newspapers thriving with eye on digital (Norwich Bulletin) 5. Technology in schools: Defining the terms (Edutopia) Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox.  more »

by Rachele Kanigel

When Adda Birnir joined the first class of the new entrepreneurial journalism program at the City University of New York in 2012, she thought she had a great idea for a new business: creating software that could optimize web content for a tablet. Four months later, Birnir launched her company, and it continues to this [...] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

When hiring editors call Joe Grimm, a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism, in search of interns, they better be ready for a grilling. Here’s how it typically goes: GRIMM: Do you pay your interns? EDITOR: Well, no. GRIMM: Why not? EDITOR: Because we don’t have money to pay [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Should tablets be used in schools? (Gulfnews) 2. 8 ways to revamp journalism education (Online Journalism Blog) 3. Should schools buy tablets or laptops? (News and Observer) 4. Can QR codes engage students in the classroom? (Business 2 Community) 5. 3 key dynamics [...] more »