Tag: poynter

by Howard Finberg

Educators say they think digital skills are important, but how likely is that journalism schools and programs are actually teaching students those skills? Are those journalism programs teaching the skills that will ensure their students’ success in a multiplatform, multimedia ecosystem? I worry that educators have made only the first step toward change: they’ve acknowledged […] more »

by Denise Lu

The ethics of digital media are evolving just as fast as the medium itself. The Poynter Institute and PBS MediaShift hosted “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” a symposium on Nov. 13, 2013, in New York discussing the issues of ethical practices in the age of new media. Here’s a recap of the issues […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Right now there are three major efforts under way to rethink journalism ethics for our changed media landscape. The Online News Association and the Society for Professional Journalists have both launched ethics discussions with their members, and the Poynter Institute recently published a major book on “The New Ethics of Journalism.” Poynter is using the […] more »

by Claire Groden

Last week, the YouTube comments section got a facelift. Now, according to the YouTube announcement, commenters must link their accounts to Google+ profiles. Comments will also be listed in order of relevance instead of the most recent first, allowing spammy and unproductive comments to fall to the bottom. The comments section of YouTube is infamous […] more »

by Mark Glaser

In an era of social media and lightning-fast breaking news, how do you sort truth from fiction? Today, you can watch and listen in as a panel of traditional and new media practitioners discuss how they make ethical decisions on what to post and when. Produced by The Poynter Institute and MediaShift, “Truth and Trust in the 21st […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Digital disruption has changed the landscape of the media world, and journalism and communication schools need to figure out how to educate in a time of vast change. The schools themselves need to change too, or risk falling behind. As part of this week’s special “Back to J-School 2013,” in-depth report at MediaShift, this episode […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Finberg: Journalism schools need to adapt or risk becoming irrelevant (Poynter) 2. New Columbia j-school dean ‘elated’ to start work, doesn’t think journalism is headed into the abyss (Village Voice) 3. Research raises MOOC participation concerns (Stanford Daily) 4. Opinion: How good ideas in EdTech go ‘viral’ (EdSurge) 5. What it’s like to take […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Craig Newmark Welcome to the 50th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. The joy of the Facebook IPO was quickly replaced with disdain as the stock nosedived and lawsuits ensued. We run down the headlines, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Oregon Daily Emerald killing daily print editions […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Is there a disconnect between j-school and reality? (The Australian – subscription required) 2. Poynter faculty member talks about the impact of mobile on journalism (Downtown Devil) 3. McGraw Hill believes new iPad will lead to revolution in education materials (Talking Points Memo) […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Scholastic launches e-reading app for kids (PaidContent) 2. Study: Early and obvious corrections work best online (Knight Digital Media Center) 3. Will Apple create the all-iPad classroom? (San Jose Mercury News) 4. Tips and resources for entrepreneurial journalists with legal questions (Poynter) 5. Student […] more »