Tag: textbooks

by Julie Keck

1. Teaching j-school students cybersecurity (Laura Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Why online classes might not be good for developing countries (Anya Kamenetz / Slate) 3. NYU journalism students, faculty mourn the end of Condé Nast program (Richard Horgan / Mediabistro) 4. Why tablets are so much better than textbooks (Peter Jacobs / Business [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. European Commission accepts Penguin’s proposals to scrap Apple e-book deals (The Next Web) 2. New mobile and online library service Hoopla does everything except e-books (Digital Book World) 3. Which has more impact? The chicken or the self-publishing? (JaneFriedman.com) 4. 10 visual steps to self-publishing your book on Amazon (ReadWrite) 5. Textbook publishers revamp [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. McGraw-Hill & Kno offer a peek into the future of textbooks (TechCrunch) 2. Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on e-books, sort of (paidContent) 3. Why winning a $7,000 piracy lawsuit could be the worst news ever for book publishers (readwrite) 4. 21 book [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. Free textbooks spell disruption for college publishers (MIT Tech Review) 2. Report: Post industrial journalism: adapting to the present (Columbia Journalism School) 3. Online education programs tackle student cheating (U.S. News) 4. Taking the next step in online education with credit equivalency (Forbes) 5. As colleges [...] 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 Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Google to sponsor Journalism Skills Conference (Hold the Front Page) 2. San Diego school district to get 26,000 iPads this fall (KGTV) 3. Is ActivTable the next interactive whiteboard for schools? (KQED) 4. Academic publishing: What e-book authors should know (Guardian) 5. How [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Stanford, Columbia share $30 million digital-media gift (Chronicle of Philanthropy) 2. Apple’s new iBooks won’t school college bookstores any time soon (Wired) 3. Knight Center course teaches journalists in digital world how to cover disasters, crises (Knight Center) 4. The forgotten role of [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self publishing 1. Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring (GigaOM) 2. New York Post launches new Kindle Fire App (FishbowlNY) 3. Do tablet apps and e-books spell the end of pop-up books? (The Daily Beast) 4. [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

Education content on MediaShift is brought to you by:  Innovation. Reputation. Opportunity. Get all the advantages journalism and PR pros need to help put their future in focus. Learn more about USC Annenberg’s Master’s programs. The best stories across the web on journalism education 1. Alex Hope: “Coding is the new Latin” (BBC News) 2. How Time [...] 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 »