Tag: learning

by A. Adam Glenn

As student journalists increasingly arm themselves with mobile phones for multimedia newsgathering in the field, more may find themselves on a collision course with local authorities unenthusiastic about having their actions captured in living color. A reminder of that comes in the pending criminal trial of Pennsylvania photojournalism student Ian Van Kuyk, arrested earlier this […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Pinterest is the “in” site of 2012, and its phenomenal growth has sparked interest among millions of users. It’s also spread to journalism educators, who are increasingly experimenting with it in the classroom. The social network launched two years ago, but in recent months has drawn red-hot excitement for its unique visual, topic-based curation approach. […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

I’ve heard arguments from ed tech experts about how using technology for learning may in fact deepen the divide between wealthy and low-income kids. Students who have access to technology and are encouraged by teachers and parents to leverage it for new ways of learning, the argument goes, will leap even further ahead than low-income […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

Imagine you’re a senior manager at a leading videogame company. Your job is to devise the company’s competitive strategy in a rapidly growing and dynamic industry. What prices will you set for the consoles? How many games will be available for your platform? This is the premise of Platform Wars, an epistemic game, or management […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

For Ebony Green, a career as a scientist might have seemed unlikely just last year.   The stereotypical outcome for girls like Ebony, an eighth-grader at Frick Middle School in a rough part of East Oakland, isn’t necessarily a high-paying job in science, math, engineering or technology. In fact, 40 percent of Oakland Unified School […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on journalism education 1. Evaluating Plagiarism: Part I & Part 2 (Best Colleges Online) 2. Four ways journalism educators are using Storify as a teaching tool (Poynter) 3. Ricky Bordelon: Social media in the classroom has some benefits, many drawbacks (The Ram) 4. Journalist’s Resource attempts to make academic research more user-friendly for journalists (Nieman Journalism Lab) 5. University of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There is a long tradition of journalists winning awards but never attending journalism school — or even college, in the case of the late Peter Jennings. Now, in the digital age, there are good arguments for and against going to journalism school. In the pro camp, journalism schools can provide great training, experience and tech […] more »

by Mark Glaser

“Beyond J-School 2011” is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. About […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

New technology is a lightning rod and polarizing force because, as Nicholas Carr articulated in his book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” it not only begins to influence what we see and how we see it, but, over time, who we are. It makes sense then, that debate of digital […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

Education content is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. We are […] more »