Tag: students

by Hannah Schmidt

Coauthored by Meredith Turk At the Missouri School of Journalism, students are guinea pigs for new innovations, products and processes that are breaking ground in the news and digital spheres. Ten students in Jim Flink‘s Emerging Technologies class had firsthand experience using a curation news application during a live event, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, April 4, our biweekly #EdShift chat gets a brand new spin. The students are taking over. The chat will involve students from journalism programs across the country, focusing on what they need from their journalism education. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. […] more »

by Kelly Fincham

Twitter can make or break a journalist’s (or indeed an educator’s) reputation in less time than it takes to write the typical headline. We have only to Google “Octavia Nasr” or “David Guth” to see the consequences of using of 140 characters without thinking enough. But despite Twitter’s prominence in journalism, there are few guidelines […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

You’re sitting in the back of a giant lecture hall as a professor goes on about some theory. You’re taking good notes and you like her style, but you’ve never been to her office hours. And while she might remember your face, she definitely doesn’t know your name. You just made a huge mistake. It […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Journalism education is fraught with challenges, but new years bring new opportunities. We asked a few forward-thinking instructors what they’re resolving to do in 2014 and visualized them with the help of Sara Quinn from the Poynter Institute (@saraquinn). Make a resolution of your own. What will you do in the classroom or beyond this […] 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. Why we need a better conversation about the future of journalism education (Poynter) 2. A cheatsheet to the Education Innovation Summit (EdSurge) 3. Journalism’s decline boosts j-schools (Crain’s) 4. Students question the price, necessity of graduate journalism programs (NYU News) Get the weekly Journalism Education Roundup email from MediaShift more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

When college students get a syllabus on the first day of class, they expect it to lay out exactly what will happen during the course: its goals, tasks and deadlines. Finding that they’re expected to deal with “flexibility,” “adaptability,” “rapid change,” and “making mistakes” might be unnerving. However, those are likely to be the characteristics […] more »

by Katie Bieze

When Twitter user @MindofAndre sent filmmaker and activist Nancy Schwartzman a message on Twitter alerting her to the Apps Against Abuse challenge, her first thought was “I don’t have time to make an app … I’m a filmmaker!” After further consideration, however, Schwartzman, who initiated The Line Campaign with Deb Levine of the Internet Sexuality […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Apps help students, teachers learn in real time (AP) 2. Survey: Chinese students use technology more comprehensively than Americans (GigaOm) 3. UCLA kills proposed online program focused on immigrants’ rights (LA Times) 4. University of Iowa forms online partnership with Iowa Central Community […] more »