Katy Culver


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How journalism educators can ‘train students for jobs that may not yet exist’

When I began my current job in the journalism school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, my director told me I had a particularly daunting mission: “train students for jobs that may not yet exist.”

I’ve tried to keep her voice … Read more

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5 ways journalism educators can teach students to use multimedia in breaking news coverage

As wildfires ravaged her state, Colorado College journalism lecturer Diane Alters emailed a list of fellow educators for suggestions on how to give her students breaking news reporting experience — and also keep them safe in the process.

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Resources for journalism educators to stay current on media news & trends

My students were recently on spring break, but that didn’t slow them in their march to improve my teaching through social media.

At one point, a student in my intro course tweeted:

tweet by @blakesamanas

He highlighted an ethics case I’d completely missed … Read more

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Should journalism educators ban students from using technology in class?

A friend and fellow educator sent a shock through my system last week. He told me he was so frustrated by rude and distracted behavior on digital devices in his journalism labs that he imposes a ban on laptops, tablets … Read more

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How journalism professors can use screencasts as an effective & efficient teaching tool

I have an essential equation for using technology in my teaching.

My time creating content with a tech tool + students’ time using that content + the cost of the tech tool = a demonstrable positive result.

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How journalism students benefit from class blogs about values, practices

As incidences of checkbook journalism, plagiarism and fabrication spring up, I’m repeatedly struck by the importance of what I teach. It seems we’ve never needed ethical and excellent journalism more than we do now.

I try to promote the … Read more

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How class wikis can help journalism students collaborate, stay organized

A few semesters ago, a student stopped by my office with her laptop because she had broken the links between a slideshow file and the images in it.

Easy fix, I thought. Locate the folder of images and relink it. … Read more

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Why Delicious is an effective teaching tool for journalism educators

Delicious, which Yahoo just sold to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, is an ideal teaching tool for tagging content to share with students or other teachers.

We are all inundated daily with content to process and share … Read more

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How journalism educators can integrate more multimedia into their teaching

Every teacher knows that pit-of-the-stomach moment when you head into a new term and ask yourself the tough question: What can I be doing to make this course better? The nerves accompany the question because more work always seems to … Read more

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