The coming death of print newspapers

Say you’re a journalist now working for a newspaper. You know your job is anything but secure. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of firings. There… Read More

What journalism students need to learn now

Is blogging still relevant to journalism? This is one of the questions Mark Briggs is considering as he¬†begins work on the third edition of his popular textbook Journalism Next. In his blog post, he listed the following chapters:… Read More

Smarter(3): A list for journalism students

Matt Waite: How I faced my fears and learned to be good at math. Pew Research: News Use across Social Media Platforms. Owen Thomas: The Data-Driven Future of Journalism.

Code for journalists, or why journalists should learn code

Friday I was visiting the Center for Collaborative Journalism, and I watched director¬†Tim 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

Teaching programming to journalists

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve been preparing a syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate journalism course that I will begin teaching in January. I’ve been learning Python and starting to learn about jQuery. I’ve got… Read More

Most-viewed posts in 2012

According to my WordPress stats, these are the posts with the most pageviews in the past 12 months: Best social media tools for journalists (5,669) Timelines in journalism: A closer look (4,365) A few words about digital audio… Read More

Multimedia journalism “master classes” online

A series of (temporarily) free “master classes” about multimedia journalism just got under way. Andy Bull, a journalism trainer based in the United Kingdom, is offering the classes online in a limited-release format: Each will be available online,… Read More