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Notes towards a definition of journalism

In the opening to his essay on the education of journalists, Canadian journalism educator, G. Stuart Adam writes: “Journalism is made; it doesn’t just happen. So the language we use to see it and teach it must be akin to the language of art. The language of art encourages students to enter the imagination of the artist and meditate on how the artist does what he or she does…I have tried in this piece to create a language that expresses what I and other journalists are doing as we work off our palettes.”
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J-schools step up investigative reporting instruction

Five American universities have found a way to work together so students can learn to do large-scale investigative reporting projects.
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University programs

A list of both undergraduate and graduate programs across the country.

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Tip sheets and online courses

The Canadian Association of Newspaper Editors has produced a substantial list of tip sheets on a variety of writing, reporting and editing challenges which Canadian journalism educators may find very helpful in the classroom.
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Teaching online journalism

This website provides a well organized list of useful resources and tip sheets for writing and producing journalism for presentation online. It’s put together by Mindy McAdams, who teaches online journalism at the University of Florida and is the author of “Flash Journalism: How to Create Multi-media News Packages.”
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J-schools more vital than ever

Robert WashburnThe combinations of skills needed by journalists are no longer narrow and j-schools are becoming more relevant in this context, writes Robert Washburn. But it is impossible to teach everything and the biggest challenge for educators is to keep themselves properly trained.
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