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Category Archives: Digital journalism education
With faculty consultant and student interns, journalism schools can help develop and execute a content strategy for nonprofit organizations.
The explosive growth of digital technologies brings with it an ever-growing demand for contents, and content production is at the core of journalism training. At a time when everyone can reach out to a mass audience, people need journalistic skills … Continue reading
A capstone project for digital journalism majors can take the form of a multiplatform investigative story, coupled with a content strategy which involves using digital tools for topic research, data collection and content promotion.
Based on what employers and recent graduates are telling him, a journalism professor compiles a list of skills demanded by the current job market. I find this list informational and am sharing it with my readers:
Journalism schools are creating new programs and courses that incorporate digital skills; such programs/courses come with a large variety of names. “Digital journalism” is the best name based on a three-part evaluation: popular, self-explanatory and precise. As I wrote in … Continue reading
In a win-win arrangement, a nonprofit organization can work with a journalism program to develop a content strategy, and have j-students help execute the strategy in the form of internships. A content strategy may consist of three ingredients: topic research, … Continue reading
The Georgia Institute of Technology announced yesterday a plan to offer a $7,000 online master’s degree in computer science to 10,000 new students over the next three years. Being the first online degree that can be earned completely through the … Continue reading
As a summer project, I have started working on an “online learning community” for people seeking free training in digital storytelling skills. This project may prove to be a new way of online learning that is different from, or maybe … Continue reading
To be hired as a video producer at New York Times, one needs to “have a little more of a specialized perspective of the content and make it excellent,” and that content is not just news section subjects such as … Continue reading
Let’s hear from people on the ground about skills and education needed for a journalism job today – Andrea Gillhoolley, a 2005 Penn State University graduate majoring in journalism, now a reporter for Lebanon Daily News in Lebanon, Pa., shares … Continue reading