Tag: science

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 Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. What it means to reboot journalism education (Poynter) 2. U.S. schools have fallen behind on science, tech prep (OC Register) 3. U.S. colleges get more virtual (Today) 4. A guide to selling, swapping, buying and renting textbooks (Business Insider) 5. Brain Hive offers [...] more »

by Nadia White

MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. Learn more here. In his lab, scientist and Nobel prize winner Steve Running focuses on creating and confirming new facts and [...] more »

by Frank Nuijens

MediaShift’s science journalism coverage is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, which offers an innovative specialized M.A. for experienced journalists who want to cover science, business, arts or politics in a sophisticated, nuanced manner. Learn more here. If you regularly do a Twitter search for the words “science journalism,” like I do, you’ll be amazed, [...] more »

by Nicholas White

This is the second post in a series from Nicholas White, the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Dot. It used to be, to be a good reporter, all you had to do was get drunk with the right people. Sure, it helped if you could string a few words together, but what was really [...] more »

by Andria Krewson

The ScienceOnline10 conference starts this Thursday, and about 275 scientists, educators and science writers from around the world will gather near Raleigh, N.C. to discuss many of the same online tools and issues that journalists are examining. Sessions will focus on topics like “citizen scientists,” crowdsourcing, and the best iPhone apps for gathering and sharing [...] more »