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Donica	
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Classrooms as newsrooms: Presentation at Columbia, Oct 26, 2013

  1. 1. Classrooms  as  newsrooms   Columbia  University,  Oct  26,  2013         Donica  Mensing   Reynolds  School  of  Journalism   University  of  Nevada,  Reno   @donica  
  2. 2. 485  journalism  programs  in  the  US   93%  of  journalism  students  are   undergraduates   51,315  students  graduated  with  degrees  in   journalism  and  mass  communication  in  2012     (total  daily  newspaper  workforce  in  2013  was  38,000)  
  3. 3. JOURNALISTS.  JOURNALISM  EDUCATION.     We  need  to  change  not  just   tactics  but  also  self-­‐conception.   “…Taking  advantage  of  access  to   individuals,  crowds  and  machines   will  mean  changing   organizational  structure  as  well.   Post-­‐Industrial  Journalism:  AdapCng  to  the  Present   C.W.  Anderson,  Emily  Bell,  Clay  Shirky  
  4. 4. JOURNALISTS.  JOURNALISM  EDUCATION.     The  entire  economy  is  shifting.   Global  transition  from  the   industrial  age  to  the  digital   information  age.     The  publishing  business  has   experienced  40  years  of  stagnation   (Hoag  and  Seo,  2005)     .  
  5. 5. Journalism  Educa/on  Projects   ! ! ! ! Year!round!! High!institutional! commitment! ! Community!partnerships!and! experiments;!innovation!labs;! entrepreneurial!programs! ! Professional!products!! Maintained!by!university! Graduate/post!graduates! ! ! ! ! !!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Teaching!Hospital!! ! ! ! ! Media!partnerships! ! Sharing!student!content! ! Filling!gaps!in!coverage! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!!!!!!!Entrepreneurial! ! Prototypes,!pitches! In0class!experiments;! new!reporting!practices! ! ! Semester!only! Limited!infrastructure!!! !
  6. 6. Teaching  hospital  model:   Reproduces  the  best  of   journalism  as  we  know  it     Prepares   students  for   established   roles  
  7. 7. Serves  a  general  public  
  8. 8. Entrepreneurial  Model   •  Prepares   students  for  a   changing  labor   market   •  Sharpens  focus   on  social  needs   and  problems   •  Provides  tools   for  responding   and  adapCng   to  change  
  9. 9. Entrepreneurial  concepts   could  be  applied  to:   •  Professional  pracCces  (e.g.  story  forms,  sourcing,   interviewing,  etc.)   •  Civic  pracCces  (organize,  contribute)   •  Technological  pracCces  (new  apps,  sites)   •  Economic  pracCces  (new  forms  of  revenue)   •  Pedagogical  pracCces  (alternaCve  teaching   methods,  lessons,  assignments)    
  10. 10. Prepares  for   new   journalistic   roles   •  •  •  •  Reporter   Editor   Photographer   Designer   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Data  journalist   Interactive  designer   Community  manager   Social  media  editor   VeriYication  analyst   Curator/aggregator   Coder/programmer   Map  developer   Blogger   Analytics  manager  
  11. 11. Entrepreneurial  journalism   looks  to  a  variety  of   organizaCons  as  models   and  partners  
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