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  1. 1. Lessons from a Year in Silicon Valley: Toward a More Innovative Research Program Cindy Royal, Ph.D Associate Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication croyal@txstate.edu cindyroyal.com @cindyroyal slideshare.net/cindyroyal
  2. 2. • HTML/CSS • JavaScript • Charting Exercise • Charting Tools • Chart.js • HighCharts • D3 • Spreadsheets • Web Scraping • PHP/MySQL • News Apps with Web Frameworks • Website, tutorials, video, code repository
  3. 3. Grasp new meanings Program
  4. 4. Grasp new meanings Program
  5. 5. Coding Grasp new meanings
  6. 6. Coding Grasp new meanings
  7. 7. Data Grasp new meanings
  8. 8. Data Grasp new meanings
  9. 9. Data Grasp new meanings
  10. 10. Journalist Grasp new meanings
  11. 11. Journalist Grasp new meanings
  12. 12. Journalist Grasp new meanings
  13. 13. Journalist Grasp new meanings
  14. 14. Technology is Communication and Communication is Technology • All media now digital media • Social and mobile • This is what we do as communication educators and scholars
  15. 15. It’s All About the Platform
  16. 16. Data, Data, Data • Storytelling, data visualization • Location-based features and services • Web scraping and APIs • Analytics
  17. 17. Innovation • Digital changes scale, scope, economics, participation • Question the role of “mass” media • Interactive presentation of data/results • Consider the relevance of your research • Seek inspiration outside immediate purview • Collaborate and share • Apply Design Thinking/Make Things
  18. 18. Innovation • Wearables • Drones/sensors • Second-screen engagement • Coding for everyone • Pay attention, encourage colleagues to as well • Focus on the future • Think about new ways to present research
  19. 19. Teaching considerations • Research in the area of media pedagogy • Curriculum innovation • Experience learning • The next Nate Silvers and Ezra Kleins are in our classes, but also the next Zuckerberg, Mayer, Karp… • Give them the skills and perspectives they need to lead, innovate and disrupt, not just work.
  20. 20. Teaching considerations • Research in the area of media pedagogy • Curriculum innovation • Experience learning • The next Nate Silvers and Ezra Kleins are in our classes, but also the next Zuckerberg, Mayer, Karp… • Give them the skills and perspectives they need to lead, innovate and disrupt, not just work.
  21. 21. Teaching considerations • Research in the area of media pedagogy • Curriculum innovation • Experience learning • The next Nate Silvers and Ezra Kleins are in our classes, but also the next Zuckerberg, Mayer, Karp… • Give them the skills and perspectives they need to lead, innovate and disrupt, not just work.
  22. 22. Teaching considerations • Research in the area of media pedagogy • Curriculum innovation • Experience learning • The next Nate Silvers and Ezra Kleins are in our classes, but also the next Zuckerberg, Mayer, Karp… • Give them the skills and perspectives they need to lead, innovate and disrupt, not just work.

Editor's Notes

  • Teach Web design and online journalism
    Dramatic, unpredictable changes over the past decade
    Blogs, podcasts, social media
    Online audio, video, slideshows, animated graphics
    Wikipedia, Craigslist, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Google Maps, Second Life
  • Platform to teach journalists how to code
    Time spent on content
    Will move to platform development
    Took CS courses as well as visited with professors, organizations in area
  • The Global Twitter heartbeat,positive and negative sentiments
  • The Global Twitter heartbeat,positive and negative sentiments
  • The Global Twitter heartbeat,positive and negative sentiments
  • Zach Seward, Quartz SXSW
    We get news through platforms now.
    Google Now, Yahoo News Digest, Facebook Paper
  • …if your ideas aren’t immediately embraced.
    Persistence;don’t get discouraged
    Data within article structure – longitudinal analysis
    Don’t just use the same old methods and theories to study blogs and Twitter
  • …if your ideas aren’t immediately embraced.
    Persistence;don’t get discouraged
    Data within article structure – longitudinal analysis
    Don’t just use the same old methods and theories to study blogs and Twitter
    Nieman, MediaShift, make it more readable for public, more usable for industry
    Traditional journalis slow to accept new ideas, but don’t get discouraged.
    This is not easy, but we have to generate new ideas for the future of communication research.
  • We need to study the changing role of media educator as mentor, coach and co-learner.
  • We need to study the changing role of media educator as mentor, coach and co-learner.
  • We need to study the changing role of media educator as mentor, coach and co-learner.
  • We need to study the changing role of media educator as mentor, coach and co-learner.
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