Carnival of Journalism: What is the role of a liberal arts education?

Carnival of Journalism: What is the role of a liberal arts education?

Specifically, what is the role of journalism education? The Carnival of Journalism is back (oh, yeah!) and student media is this month's topic. At the Online News Association meeting last month, journalism education was a hot topic, with the "teaching hospital model" coming under fire. I think the issues are much much bigger than journalism. Even bigger than the "future of higher ed in a digital age" meme. Did you know that Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA (then Washington College) admitted students to the country's first journalism program in 1869? Probably not, since journalism history seems to start with the University of Missouri School of Journalism, founded in 1908 as "the world's first school of journalism," or Joseph Pulitzer's endowment at Columbia University (1912). However, by the mid-19th century, higher ed in the United States was morphing from its British roots to a German model where "the university was viewed as a laboratory designed to…continue reading →

Future of Education : Live Session Tonight

Tune in at 5 pm Pacific for a live interview with Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Esther Wojcicki to talk about student journalism as "the" curriculum for the 21st century. Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here) Duration: 1 hour Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording and an audio mp3 recording will be available here as well as at the show archive. Mightybell:  A Mightybell space with interview resources and conversation is at reading →

Stanford iTunesU class adds interaction

Digital communications technologies disrupt information industries. That's Craigslist siphoning off newspaper classified ads. It's Hulu helping 20 somethings cut the cord. It's Pandora (or Spotify, if you wish) facilitating micro-radio stations. One of the largest information industries in the country, higher ed, has had its hands full with state budget cuts; digital tech has not decimated the bottom line. (Yet.) …continue reading →