Tag: journalism

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 »

by Andrew Lih

“Security is the chief enemy of mortals.” – Shakespeare As the story of former General and CIA Director David Petraeus has unfolded, we continue to get surprising insights into the digital breadcrumbs that led to his surprise resignation. His downfall was brought about by a growing trail of electronic records held by today’s top commercial [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

As news spread on Monday that The Daily, the 100,000 subscription, tablet-only news magazine would shutter before the end of the year, a torrent of analysis sprung up to explain how and why 2010’s great media experiment failed to take off. There is no shortage of reasoning behind The Daily’s untimely demise — particularly in [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Report shines little new light on journalism woes (Geek Wire) 2. Online education invites new ways to cheat (Washington Monthly) 3. Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free (MIT Tech Review) 4. Fostering big ideas to solve problems [...] more »