journalism education

Live chat replay: Glass journalism and teaching when we don't have all the answers

Robert Hernandez, one of Web journalism's earliest, most influential innovators, joined us for a live chat Wednesday on Google Glass and a class he will be leading in the fall on "Glass journalism." Robert Hernandez Hernandez teaches at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism as assistant professor of professional practice. He took questions on Google … Read More

The Pyramid of Journalism Competence: what journalists need to know

What does a journalist need to know? What defines “competence” in journalism? When you graduate from a journalism school, what should you know how to do? In the digital age, the answers to those questions are more important than ever. For more than three decades now, they have been near the center of conversation and debate at Poynter. Before … Read More

Journalism needs the right skills to survive

Despite the economic imperatives facing the media industry, professional journalists lag behind educators and others in rating the importance of multimedia and other digital storytelling skills. That finding is the result of new research from The Poynter Institute, which shows a wide divergence between professionals and educators in their thinking on the importance of core journalism skills, especially those skills … Read More

R.B. Brenner named director of UT Austin journalism school

The University of Texas at Austin this week announced the appointment of former Washington Post editor R.B. Brenner as director of the School of Journalism. The university released a statement Thursday: "Brenner brings an acute awareness of new trends facing journalism and demonstrated success at furthering the teaching and intellectual missions of journalism programs," said Roderick P. Hart, dean of the Moody College of Communication. "In turn, he will help our students anticipate the shifting media landscape and enable them to make the communication breakthroughs of tomorrow." Read More

How journalism schools can innovate by teaching tech reporting

Almost every journalism school either has or intends to revisit what they teach. Even before Knight Foundation's Eric Newton led the call for a reformation of journalism schools, the momentum was clear: there was going to be educational disruption, and every school needed to position itself as the J-school of the future. In recent years, much of what has … Read More