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Back to school: What if you don’t land a job in a newsroom? There’s still hope (and it’s not just PR)

Despite the state of the journalism industry with layoffs, buyouts and dwindling ad sales, there is still hope for finding work after graduation. J-Source speaks with three journalism grads who applied the skills they learned in j-school to non-traditional jobs, along with one journo who made the switch from working in print to the emerging area of analytics. 

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Back to school: Why being a journalism student is like preparing for the gold rush

A recent Wilfrid Laurier University journalism grad advises students to learn all the hard skills they can while still in school, whether inside or outside of the classroom.

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Back to school: Do students need a journalism degree? An examination of journalism education as an industry transforms

One might deduce that the debate over the future of journalism education is related to speculation about the future of the industry. But in fact, the debate been going on since journalism was introduced as an academic discipline in postsecondary institutions.

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Back to school: Loyalist-Trent journalism program unveils its massive new newsroom

Trent University and Loyalist College officially launched a news bureau Wednesday as part of a joint journalism program run by the two schools. Jane Harrison, director of special projects and former dean of Loyalist’s School of Media, Arts and Design talked to J-Source about the new 10,000-square-foot newsroom in Belleville and the program.

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Opinion: We Need a Digital-First Curriculum to Teach Modern Journalism
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Opinion: We Need a Digital-First Curriculum to Teach Modern Journalism

Cindy Royal, journalism professor at Texas State University, identifies three guiding principles for journalism schools attempting to conceptualize an entirely new curriculum around digital and data-driven communication. 

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Best practices for live chats

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

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Opinion: J-schools should innovate by prioritizing research and discovery instead of waiting for industry to dictate its needs
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Opinion: J-schools should innovate by prioritizing research and discovery instead of waiting for industry to dictate its needs

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As a recent Poynter study suggests, journalists and educators have always disagreed about the value and scope of journalism education. For real innovation, j-schools should look to other academic disciplines, not just the industry, for guidance, writes Maija Saari, the academic chair for the School of Communications, Media and Design at Centennial College.

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Live blog: Real-Time Content In Journalism School

As real-time content becomes increasingly important in the world of journalism, professors are embracing the digital world and bringing liveblogs into the classroom. It can be intimidating using new programs to create content for students and professors alike. How are professors integrating real-time content into their courses? How is teaching this medium impacting students' abilities to find a job after graduation? These are just some of the questions we'll be asking our expert panelists during this chat.

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Live blog of MagNet2013 Conference: Breaking The Rules Of Online Publishing—Tyee Style

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.

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Highlights of BEAC2013 conference: Nurturing the Digital Age

By Nicole Blanchett Neheli If you teach any type of media, it’s a constant struggle to keep up with new tools and trends. That’s why I went to the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada’s (BEAC) annual conference in Banff.…
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