Tag: journalism

by Sarah Hill

News gathering is a difficult job and if you’re a working journalist, you already understand the difficulties involved in getting a scoop, particularly if said scoop is controversial, classified, dangerous or in the middle of a desert. With these types of stories, it’s crucial to embed yourself. But, if you’re a broadcast journalist, you often [...] more »

by Larry Dailey

As news professionals — and journalism educators — rethink their businesses, they are championing the words “innovation” and “disruption.” But do they really understand the complexities and the costs (both financial and cultural) of innovation and disruption? And are news organizations truly prepared to innovate, or they are merely playing a kind of organizational “keep [...] more »

by Jan Schaffer

In Denver, the statewide public television network had no newsroom until it merged with an investigative news site that built one from scratch. In St. Louis, The Beacon has been working to add its 14 reporters to the public radio station’s 12 news people for a combined newsroom with the firepower of 26 journalists. In [...] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

This post was co-written by Kevin Robinson of San Diego State University. Many reports and articles lately have documented the change of tide in higher education today. Many higher education institutions across the United States are facing declining resources, state budget cuts, decreasing endowments or funds, and an ever-changing student enrollment that swings upward and [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Update, Monday, July 1, 2013: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Sunday vetoed the legislative measure that would have evicted the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from its UW-Madison offices and barred faculty from working with its reporters and student interns. School of Journalism & Mass Communication Director Greg Downey hailed the veto as “a big victory for the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MOOC course with 41k students, “Fundamentals of Online Education,” shut down following complaints (InsideHigherEd) 2. Something to think about as you sign those student loans: Median salary for reporters $35k, $52k for editors (Poynter) 3. New research in digital scholarship: Twitter philosophies, dying on Facebook, and the age of mobile media (Nieman) 4. What’s [...] more »

by Denisa Dzunkova

Gavin Sheridan, an Irish journalist and blogger, has spent the past two years working as innovation director at Storyful. A social media newsroom, the teams of reporters at Storyful monitor and engage with communities on Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and any social media platform on which anyone with an Internet connection can converse. 

Within two years [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Price innovation, discoverability, authenticity: primary takeaways from Digital Book World 2013 (Publishing Perspectives) 2. Visits to Pinterest, Goodreads not driving book sales (PaidContent.org) 3. Scripps Dean Brett Pully on technology in journalism: “Quality will rule the day” (WOUB) 4. Catch [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. College students to tweet even more in class as social media becomes a major (Fast Company) 2. New online learning tool brings ‘the crowd’ into homework assignments (MIT) 3. The newsonomics of college news innovation (Nieman Lab) 4. Higher education: our MP3 is the MOOC (The Guardian) [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

One of my favorite things about social media is the way it breaks down the wall that separates journalists from the people most interested in their work. It wasn’t that long ago that a letter to the editor was the best and sometimes only way to get a newspaper’s attention. (Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that [...] more »