Tag: journalism skills

by Robert Quigley

Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates. Research is showing that the courses just [...] more »

by Megan Taylor

After writing about the skills a journalist/programmer might need, I thought it would be interesting to see what college students are learning. For the most part, journalism education has not caught up with the innovations taking place in the industry. Many programs don’t offer more than an introduction to working with the web, so some [...] more »

by Alana Taylor

I have no idea what I will do when I graduate. I am majoring in journalism at New York University — a fantastic university in an incredible city — but my confidence in what career I will pursue after graduation remains unclear. Should I go after my passion for writing? Should I take a crack [...] more »

by Simon Owens

When discussing the travails of major news outlets online, it’s not uncommon for someone to mention the effect that companies like Google and Craigslist have had. But seemingly overlooked in this debate is Google’s own YouTube, which has become a breeding ground for unknown and upcoming filmmakers and broadcast journalists. In what way could the [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

At journalism schools, professors like myself are trying to figure out what we should be teaching students so they can succeed in the newsrooms of today and tomorrow. At the recent Online News Association annual conference in Washington DC, I posed that question to some of the brightest minds in the media, from editors to [...] more »

by Alana Taylor

Alana Taylor “Nowadays it’s essential for journalists to blog,” says Professor Mary Quigley to a class of 16 NYU journalism students. The class is titled “Reporting Gen Y (a.k.a. Quarterlifers),” and it’s one of the few NYU undergrad journalism classes that focuses on new media. I sit in Professor Quigley’s class unsure of what to [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Alfred Hermida Recently, MediaShift started running reports from “embeds” at various media outlets and educational institutions. This report comes from Alfred Hermida, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. Classic Hollywood movies tend to idealize the job of the reporter, from Cary Grant in “His Girl Friday” [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

As the layoffs and buyouts pile up in U.S. the newspaper industry, and Romenesko becomes a daily wake, there is one other troubling problem: Young journalists are less willing to stay at newspapers because the papers are so slow to change their culture. Newspapers have a history as top-down organizations where senior management huddles in [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Last week, the Associated Press decided that the Drudge Retort was in violation of copyright laws because it excerpted parts of AP stories and linked to them. The AP legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Drudge Retort’s owner, the technology book author Rogers Cadenhead. The ensuing brouhaha was not surprising, with bloggers crying foul [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Team Gecko huddles For five and a half days, a group of mostly newspaper journalists (with a few broadcasters and non-profit folks thrown in) took an intensive boot camp multimedia training at UC Berkeley through the Knight Digital Media Center. The idea was to learn as much as possible about shooting and editing video, capturing [...] more »