Tag: usc annenberg

by Katherine Krueger

College affordability has quickly become one of the defining issues that shapes the way students shop for schools. And the price tag of it all remains top of mind when students make decisions about what supplies they’ll haul off to start college. For many, buying a laptop ahead of the transition has become a forgone […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

There is an essential tension that occupies the space between professional journalists and journalism educators. Professionals who are siloed in either sphere can stigmatize or devalue the work happening in the other. This animosity is intensified by the constant push to assign blame for J-Schools falling behind on training the next generation of journalists. As […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Back in October, I delivered opening remarks at the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Green Shoots in Journalism Education event. I said I can be accused of donning rose-colored glasses, of seeing the curricular glass as at least half full. These can be difficult days for those of us who teach journalism. It’s easy to get pessimistic looking […] more »

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 Anna-Cat Brigida

Engaging curriculum, knowledgeable professors and well-run student news organizations — these are just a few aspects that contribute to a successful journalism education. Another factor could soon populate this list: an innovative and collaborative journalism school building. Amid scores of other uncertainties brought by the digital disruption, many programs are wrestling with a new question: […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Willow Bay to lead journalism school at USC Annenberg (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Columbia’s Year Zero, aiming to give journalists data literacy, now called the Lede Program (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. USC is offering a Google Glass course for journalism (Kurt Wagner / Mashable) 4. Ex-Yale president to head Coursera MOOC […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week, we show you a tool for creating interactive video and learn how a group of journalism students are informing people via augmented reality.  PART 1: Creating interactive video with Treehouse Treehouse is a recently launched self-serve tool that enables anyone to create interactive videos in which the […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Making an introvert and an extrovert collaborate can be like plugging an extension cord into itself. Journalism professors see this in the classroom all the time: When an outgoing student gets paired with a shy student for a group assignment, the two students frequently don’t know how to talk to each other. They rush through […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Google Glass could have a transformative effect on journalism, especially as we watch Tim Pool from VICE use Google Glass to report on Turkish protests. But it’s important to examine the shortfalls as well as all the great new advancements, both real and prophesied. Special guests Rackspace’s Robert Scoble, Veterans United’s Sarah Hill, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bill Gates on the future of education, programming, and just about everything else (GigaOm) 2. How technology is transforming education (The Next Web) 3. J-School Makeovers (Insider Higher Ed) 4. What Ireland’s National Digital Strategy means for education and e-learning (Irish Times) 5. Blackboard, the largest provider of classroom management software, enters the MOOC […] more »