Professor’s Press Pass

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Professor’s Press Pass

Get your students talking about the hottest topics in journalism with this library of short-but-sweet case studies and video takeaways — straight from the newsroom for use in your college classroom.

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Overview

  • Case studies, classroom discussions and bite-sized lessons
  • Designed for busy educators looking to lead robust discussions in person or online
  • Updated weekly to ensure there’s always up-to-date resources for subscribers
  • Covers issues like ethics, law, leadership, best practices, business considerations and more.

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Learning Outcomes

Our case studies, discussion questions and assignments take real-life examples from recent situations pulled directly from the news. Students will learn to:

  • Develop personal ethical standards for later professional use
  • Evaluate alternatives for journalistic dilemmas
  • Identify issues that are relevant to professional journalism in areas such as ethics, law, leadership and business practices
  • Compare the actions of professional journalists to industry best practices
  • Apply classic journalism teaching philosophies to modern news events for analysis

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Overview

  • Case studies, classroom discussions and bite-sized lessons
  • Designed for busy educators looking to lead robust discussions in person or online
  • Updated weekly to ensure there’s always up-to-date resources for subscribers
  • Covers issues like ethics, law, leadership, best practices, business considerations and more.

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Professor’s Press Pass isn’t a replacement for your lessons. It’s a shortcut to engaging your students in discussion about the media ecosystem.

We scan headlines, controversies and scandals in journalism to compile short reports about pressing issues, allowing you to introduce provocative case studies and cautionary tales for classroom discussion. With our expertise in ethics and best practices, we offer background, context and questions to get you started. You take it from there.

These bite-sized lessons should get your students engaged in the process of doing journalism and thinking critically about the pressing issues facing our industry. The examples range from print to broadcast to radio to online, from ethics to law to leadership.

Plus, we’ll add at least one new case study each week, so you’re always sure to have something fresh to discuss or assign.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

New content is added to the Professor’s Press Pass every week. As a subscriber, you get access to all available material, whenever you need it. New case studies are posted every Sunday morning.

All case studies and discussion guides are ready to use. You bring the material to life.

Who should subscribe

Professor’s Press Pass is designed for educators who want to infuse fresh ideas and information in their courses, and for those who are looking to increase engagement and critical thinking in their students. The material is designed for college-level courses, but is appropriate in most cases for high school and even middle school audiences.

Cost

Professor’s Press Pass is available on a subscription basis for $12/month or $100 a year.

Instructors

Curated by:

  • Barbara Allen
    Director of College Programming
    Barbara Allen is the director of college programming. She spent most of her professional career working in local media and higher education before coming to...
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