J-schools need to focus on data, local news, social media and business models 5/21/19

It's no secret that journalism is at a bit of a crossroads. With technology and media consumption habits changing constantly, the industry has been thrust into a state of near perpetual turmoil. Journalists everywhere are figuring out what to take from traditional practices, what to leave behind, and what they need to invent. They must – to quote Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" – adapt or die.

Much of this work, of course, will need to be done by young reporters. Those entering newsrooms now and in the near future will play a huge role in deciding what journalism will become. From that truth, a natural question arises: How should journalism schools prepare these future industry leaders for what lies ahead?

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#StudentPressFreedom Day: Issuu's toolkit for rising journalists 1/29/19

Issuu has published a new resource for up-and-coming student journalists to get informed of their rights for Student Press Freedom Day this Wednesday, Jan. 30.


UF's 'Fresh Take Florida' to provide news coverage of state government 1/29/19

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has announced the launch of Fresh Take Florida, an effort to provide coverage of Florida state government at a time when state capitals are increasingly under-covered.

Six student journalists, all graduating seniors, will be covering executive-branch agency operations as well as legislation throughout the 2019 legislative session. They will focus on covering topics of particular impact to the North Central Florida area and the University of Florida community, including higher education, healthcare and environmental protection.


GateHouse Media launches national scholarship competition 11/14/17

GateHouse Media has launched a scholarship contest for college-bound students across the nation.

Students are asked to select either the word "impact," "trusted," "community" or "local" and submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining what the word means to them.


Critical Thinking: Does a lack of accreditation change the legitimacy of a journalism school? 7/18/17

For the first time, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism announced it wouldn't seek formal accreditation, stating that it's "relatively superficial, extremely time-consuming and doesn't lead us to a goal of significant improvement." Does a lack of accreditation change the legitimacy of a journalism school?

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Are you ready for journalism education without 'journalism'? 1/19/15

By Doug Fisher, University of South Carolina

I fear journalists may have become so used to the surplus of bright, young talent that they are inured to what is happening. But the table is being set in some places to remove "journalism" from journalism education.

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