Journalism education: There is no spoon

At a journalism education conference in Canada recently, it appears media economics scholar Robert Picard gave a stirring keynote address. Stirring as in “stir things up!” He began by reminding the audience that journalism and the media environment… Read More

Code for journalists, or why journalists should learn code

Friday I was visiting the Center for Collaborative Journalism, and I watched director┬áTim Regan-Porter teaching a class called Hacking the Media. In it, about 12 students were learning to do something with Ruby on Rails. Some of the… Read More

Journalism curriculum, and the hands-in-the-air approach

It’s hard work making sure a journalism curriculum remains relevant. Here are “four essential components to the new curriculum for teaching news and communication,” according to Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute and co-author of… Read More

Programming and journalism students: A conversation

I think it’s pretty cool to use Storify to sort out the threads of a bunch of simultaneous conversations on Twitter: [View the story “Programming and journalism students: A conversation” on Storify] Please join in — on Twitter,… Read More

The courses a student wishes he had taken

As he prepares to graduate, University of Oregon public relations student Sam Drake reflects on the courses he did not take: Computer science: “To be able to code in Java, HTML, C++ or Python is one skill that… Read More