Tag: teaching journalism

by Amara Aguilar

Our first day of class this semester was sort of like a first date. It was a little awkward, but filled with excitement. It’s not that I hadn’t had many first days of class. I’ve been teaching for nine years and first days don’t really give me butterflies. But this was my first time teaching with […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

It’s a common problem whenever you teach a visual course — how do you instill the idea of visual variety? Here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I’ve introduced a photo assignment that the kids call the Dr. Seuss Assignment with the goal of helping them find different ways […] more »

by Julie Jones

This post is co-authored by John Schmeltzer. Disaster events since the mid-2000s paint a reliable picture on the relationship between breaking news events and mobile users. Whether it is images of passengers standing on the wing of a downed plane in the Hudson River, videos captured by locked-down Virginia Tech students, or security camera images […] more »

by Eric Newton

The following is the text from a speech given by Eric Newton, the senior adviser to the president at the Knight Foundation, earlier this month at a national conference of journalism educators at Middle Tennessee State University. The text has been edited for length. You can read the entire version here. In 2005, two of […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. LinkedIn: Journalism is the fastest-shrinking industry in the U.S. (Online Journalism Review) 2. Twitter accounts every journalism student should follow (10,000 Words) 3. The case for studying journalism (10,000 Words) 4. UNC journalism students win SXSW award with coal website (Daily Tarheel) 5. How […] more »

by Devin Harner

On Mondays, when my students ask me what I did over the weekend, I often reply, “read, wrote, and then read and wrote some more.” Most of the time, I’m being more serious than they know. A few weekends ago was an exception, at least initially. I visited my family in Pennsylvania, made pizza with […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Baltimore Sun: Chelsea Clinton fails Journalism 101 again (Baltimore Sun) 2. Should J-schools include more entrepreneurial courses? (Digital Journal) 3. Director named for new Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University (Macon.com) 4. 5 places to get digital textbooks (Mashable) 5. 65 free […] more »

by Devin Harner

“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. When […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

“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. This […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

Journalism textbooks can be a challenge (or as one commenter on my recent post on the subject called them, an oxymoron) in today’s fast-changing media world. The long wait between writing and publication usually means at least portions of a book about journalism will seem outdated when it finally reaches the hands of college students. […] more »