Tag: usc annenberg

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. A win for journalism and democracy in Wisconsin (Wired) 2. USC Annenberg launches new nine-month master’s degree in journalism (USC Annenberg) 3. Why the idea of online ventures ‘democratizing education’ is total BS (memeburn) 4. News Corp.’s Amplify is latest with a MOOC for the high school crowd (GigaOm) 5. Programming and Simulation: Real technical skills […] more »

by Rachele Kanigel

In a rural province of Cambodia, a broadcast journalism student from California State University, Fullerton prepares a news report about an American medical missionary group that’s come to the village to provide medical and dental treatment. But the student, Joseph McHale, doesn’t just stand in front of the camera offering a dispassionate, objective account of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When I spoke with USC Annenberg incoming dean Ernest Wilson in 2008, he spoke of “blowing up the school” figuratively because of all the disparate “Centers” there. And a lot of other people in journalism education have been struggling to change longtime institutions from the inside, with that “blowing it up” metaphor getting around (see […] more »