Tag: journalism

by Dan Gillmor

The “practice” side of journalism education has traditionally had one major goal: to feed new journalists into the news business. The other, broader mission has been to help students become superb critical thinkers and communicators — skills that have wide application in any number of fields. As the traditional journalism business continues to implode, journalism […] more »

by Cindy Royal

Over the last seven years, my students and I have covered South By Southwest Interactive, the massive media and technology conference held in Austin every March. At Texas State University, we are lucky to be proximate to such a major event, giving students an opportunity for experiential learning that started with a simple blog in 2008 to […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Remix is a new segment of education content on MediaShift, 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 […] 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 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 Margaret Looney

This post was written by IJNet staff. Completing fellowship applications can be time-consuming. To avoid having to rush through the process, start preparing for these opportunities ahead of time. If you’re on a fellowship hunt, keep the deadlines of these upcoming 2014 fellowships in sight. World Press Institute Fellowships Deadline – Feb. 15 The three-month […] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

New years and new semesters give educators the opportunity to review past courses and identify ways to change and improve them. In 2014, improvement can pave the way for innovation. If you think innovation requires a lot of resources and money, my experience has shown you can do more with less. You can take small […] 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 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 Jenny Shank

This summer The Onion ran a satirical piece purporting to be an op-ed by CNN’s managing editor, Meredith Artley, titled, “Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning.” Her explanation for why CNN filled the top news slot with the story “Miley Cyrus Did What???” (this was the actual […] more »