"Some 96 percent of journalism educators believe that a journalism degree is very important or extremely important when it comes to understanding the value of journalism. By contrast, 57 percent of media professionals believe that a journalism degree is key to understanding the value of their field."
Just as books remained true to their scribal roots for decades after the invention of printing (it was at first called automated writing), so today do books, magazines, and newspapers remain recognizable as such even in their web, tablet, and mobile forms. Technology provides so many new opportunities we’ve yet to explore.
That’s why the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY commissioned Nicholas Diakopoulos — a Ph.D. in computer science with experience in journalism — to map the unexplored opportunities in technology as it relates to news. (View Nick’s paper on Scribd or download as a PDF.)
As we listened to the 80 journalists we interviewed over the last year for a study, Copyright, Free Speech, and the Public's Right to Know: How Journalists Think about Fair Use, we got a clear message: hard-working journalists are often confronted with copyright questions that threaten to keep them from doing their jobs well.
In some ways, a Digital First journalist shares the values of traditional journalism but may pursue them in different ways. In other ways, we pursue values that we think are more appropriate for the networked world we work in today.
"Think of these interactions the next time you confront a reluctant client. Instead of touting Twitter in general, instead emphasize the importance of reaching new and savvy stakeholders using the platform. Instead of evangelizing for a blog, show how blogging can generate leads. Instead of pointing to videos gone viral, explore video tools that will help your client develop a brand identity."
"Welcome to the Twitter Scavenger Hunt, a friendly competition started by the University of Memphis. Over the past week and a half, five classes across the country have found the 10 items on their list, and two others will start soon."
"Royal officials realised that it could only have been sourced by the illegal interception of Prince William's mobile phone voicemail, and complained to the police."
"New York paper Di Tzeitung removed Clinton from a photograph of Barack Obama and his staff monitoring the Bin Laden raid"
"A summary of the key issues as FAQs: to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. Plus: A comprehensive analysis of these issues. And: A set of appendices, containing more detail."
Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People
paper.li organizes links shared on Twitter and Facebook into an easy to read newspaper-style format.
A great way to discover content that matters to you - even if you are not connected 24/7!
Over the past few years, we've seen a growing interest in electronic educational resources and a move toward digital textbooks as a way to help a financially distressed higher education. During this webinar, we'll discuss why textbook costs have skyrocketed; how textbook costs impact students, faculty, and institutions; and current initiatives by the University System of Ohio to address textbook affordability and learning outcomes. We'll also discuss what defines open educational resources and open textbooks and how they can reduce costs by up to 80 percent while increasing quality and accessibility.
"The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-reader devices, and a trend in publishing toward electronic media. Many contend that educational resources should be open and that instructional models increasingly depend on open content. Open textbooks can be offered by commercial publishers or found in open repositories. Open resources can promote active learning through student interaction with the text, particularly when they contribute to authorship. Although open textbooks face questions about the accuracy and reliability of their content, they allow higher education instructors to design content for their courses on an as-needed basis, choosing from an array of books, articles, videos, audio recordings, and readings."
This write-up is intended as an informal summary of my use of twitter in the classroom.
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