Teaching Journalism

Oct 26, 2013 - Posted by Bruce Gillespie

Journalists need to embrace their changing role as a trusted curator and aggregator of news, Mathew Ingram said at a recent event in Ottawa. Education editor Melanie Coulson reports.

Oct 17, 2013 - Posted by Bruce Gillespie

Education Editor Melanie Coulson reports on media consultant Mario Garcia's recent presentation to staff at the Ottawa Citizen, in which he said the next wave of storytelling should consider platforms from the moment of conception.

Aug 22, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Sun Media's national media manager Monique Beech shares some of her tips for live blogging and keeping readers engaged. 

Jun 07, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

David Beers from The Tyee will go through his rules to live by in the online publishing world, and reveal case by case how his online news magazine has found success by breaking them.

May 22, 2013 - Posted by Nicole Blanchett Neheli

Travelling to West Africa to work as a digital journalist, Global News online editor Ashley Terry expected there would be differences in how reporters get and tell stories. But what she didn't expect was to face some of the same challenges that online journalists see here in Canada.

Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach new and emerging trends in journalism? Here, Mary McGuire has curated a list of tools and resources for teaching the following:

  • Blogging
  • Social media
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Data visualization
Jul 30, 2012 - Posted by Mary McGuire

A U.S. journalism educator shares his ideas about how to teach students to provide live coverage via Twitter with tweets that are not just relevant, timely, accurate and interesting but that are complete sentences, provide attribution and follow journalistic style for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Aug 03, 2011 - Posted by Mary McGuire

A conference at the Unviersity of Maryland in October will bring journalism educators together to discuss how well they are adapting their programs to the changes happening in newsrooms and journalism.

Feb 24, 2011 - Posted by Mary McGuire

Journalism educators may want to teach social media tools but often find it difficult given they are required to use clunky online systems for grading and communicating with students.

In a post published on Mediashift, a multimedia journalism educator Nathan Gibbs says, "These awkward systems don't inspire creativity, enrich collaboration, or instill a passion for experimentation -- all of which are required to survive and succeed in a rapidly changing media industry."

But Gibbs has some useful suggestions about the innovative ways some journalism professors are using social media tools in the classroom.  Not every tool is appropriate for every class, but, he says,  there are undoubtedly ways in which most instructors can find room for at least some of these ideas.

Oct 07, 2010 - Posted by Dana Lacey
The European Journalism Centre's data-driven journalism round table in Amsterdam came up with a 78-page crash course on the rising industry...
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