Well the Journalism Educators Association Australia conference finished up yesterday and its now time to start letting some of those new ideas start ruminating. I’m going to collect as many of the presentations as I can here. If you have a link slides or a paper let me know so I can included it.
Another day, another conference. Well that is a little of what it feels like while I am over in the States. Across this past weekend I went to another fabulous conference – Journalism Interactive – run by my host, the University of Maryland. Heaps of fabulous sessions, but one in particular that will be of… Continue reading Some tips for teaching online video
When I first began teaching social media to students three years ago, I would start the lesson by asking ‘Who uses Facebook?’ Not surprisingly, even back then (three years is a lifetime in the land social media technology) 99.9% were active on Facebook. I would then ask ‘Who uses Twitter?’ And I would generally find… Continue reading Teaching social media curation and verification to journalism students
I am now one week into a three-month research visit to the US (I’m hoping I will have more time to blog now that I am not teaching). The University of Maryland has been kind enough to host me and I will be using my time here to research users of American participatory journalism sites.… Continue reading ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways
It is the beginning of semester and so I try to fill my first few lectures with lots of inspiring examples of exceptional storytelling online. Here are some of my favourite stories that I have collected over the years. An interactive, that incorporates multimedia and showcases what you can do with a breaking news story: … Continue reading What gets you excited about online journalism?
I recently had the opportunity to do some training with fellows from the Asia Pacific Journalism Centre on mobile journalism. Many of the participating journalists, from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and East Timor, face incredible constraints to their reporting including limited and very expensive access to internet and mobile phone coverage.… Continue reading Mojo and Asia Pacific journalists
Yes I know – slap my hand – I haven’t been blogging regularly at all. A big no-no in the blogging world and I really don’t have an excuse other than the Christmas holiday period and time (something that I always seem to be lacking). With a new year beginning I am again revisiting my… Continue reading Planning an introductory online course
As is always the case at the end of semester, I am looking at how I can reshape my courses. I am currently considering my post graduate online course and I have had a thought: Why not have students develop their own news website. By this I don’t just mean create and website and whack… Continue reading Journalist as entrepreneur
I am hoping to present a paper at the World Journalism Education Congress in South Africa next year and thought I would share my initial thoughts with you. Below is an initial draft of the abstract, let me know your thoughts. The traditional role of a journalist was to gather information, shape it into a… Continue reading The case for incorporating social networking skills in journalism education
This semester I, along with my colleague Amanda Crane, taught for the first time a subject called Converged Newsroom. It was a new subject developed to replace the previous advanced print production subject and the advance online production subject. Essentially, it aimed to have students take on newsroom roles and produce a fortnightly newspaper and… Continue reading Teaching convergence