Tag: universities

by Zach C. Cohen

How will we teach the next generation of the journalists? Such is the question raised in PBS MediaShift’s “Back to J-School” special, and we want you to help us find out. Will J-schools flip the curriculum, focusing more on digital skills than journalism basics? Will they flip the classroom, moving most learning online and turning [...] 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 Dena Levitz

Across the country, the news faithful are building entrepreneurial ventures from scratch, turning ideas about the future of media consumption into tangible operations based around revenue projections and audience targets. That much is undeniable — and growing fast. Even newer than the emergence of this fresh crop of pioneers, though, is the concept of teaching [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Ex-New York City schools chief touts News Corp. tablet computer venture (Huffington Post) 2. Schools consider social media rules for students and teachers (Hispanic Business) 3. Some universities require students to use e-textbooks (USA Today) 4. Does more technology in classrooms mean more [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. 60% of visits to the official London2012.com site and apps came from mobile devices (PaidContent) 2. Twitter suspends another journalist’s account (LA Observed) 3. Why media outlets are getting into streaming media (NiemanLab) 4. Yahoo to roll out socially driven [...] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Journalism schools can be as competitive as newsrooms: They compete for students, foundation grants, faculty and reputation. But spurred by the Carnegie-Knight initiative on the Future of Journalism, deans and representatives from 17 universities (including me) spent a day at Harvard University discussing what they can collectively do to support public interest reporting. It was [...] more »

by Anne Nelson

From what I can tell, most of my fellow educators spend more time criticizing Wikipedia than engaging with it. The conversation tends to go round in a fairly tiresome circle: The first educator points to an article on the subject of his/her expertise and points to a glaring error to demonstrate that the whole enterprise [...] more »