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Lessons From a Year in Silicon Valley: Toward a More Innovative Research Agenda

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Some new areas in which communication scholars can focus their research.

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Lessons From a Year in Silicon Valley: Toward a More Innovative Research Agenda

  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.

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