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Carnival of Journalism: How universities can fill information needs

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This post is the second of mine in the Carnival of Journalism. The first is here. I had a media literacy course in community college. It was an elective. I liked it. It was cool. I don’t remember much from it, though. I also had a critical thinking course at the same college. It was a […]


Carnival of Journalism quick hit: The role of the university

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This post is the first of mine in the Carnival of Journalism. And this one is my second. Go forth and be a part as well! I have written so much on the subject of journalism education, I wanted to make a condensed post of some of those ideas first before I jumped into a […]


How our university newspaper used social media to find news and break it

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

A while back, Rachele Kanigel asked me to contribute to her textbook The Student Newspaper Survival Guide. She asked me how we at the Spartan Daily, San Jose State’s college newspaper, used social media to: find story ideas report stories build a relationship with readers promote stories or the newspaper and website itself. Her textbook is […]


Tips for an awesome student newspaper experience

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Before I even got into the meat of my journalism-school experience (read: the Spartan Daily, San Jose State University’s student paper), I spouted off a laundry list of advice for journalism students. But now that j-school is officially behind me, I have a new perspective on that monstrous beast of an experience I just went through. And I’m also […]


A boatload of good journalism opportunities and events in the Bay Area

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Photo by John C. Liau for the SF Public Press, a news organization participating in Journalism Innovations III. I don’t really blog about Bay Area journalism-related events often, but there’s just too many coming up this month to keep to myself. So if there’s a journalist out there in the San Francisco or San Jose […]


Journalism students across the globe, here is your reporting assignment.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

[UPDATE! Read everything you need to know about this project here.] In yesterday’s CollegeJourn chat, a group of student journalists produced a road map for our first global collaborative reporting project. Sarah Jackson blogged about the idea here, and Josh Halliday wrote about it for the Online Journalism Blog here. Students, join us. Take up […]


CollegeJourn’s global collaborative reporting project

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

The weekly CollegeJourn chats can generate some massive ideas. Like the Bring-A-Professor night last February, where we asked educators, professionals and students alike how they would like to see journalism schools change. This time, we’re breaking out of the navel-gazing. Let’s stop talking about journalism and do some journalism. We talked last Sunday about ideas for […]


Even more ideas for journalism in the classroom, courtesy AEJMC

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I came back from the AEJMC conference full of ideas. I think my panel on social media with Dan Gillmor and Sandeep Junnarkar went really well, though Jeff Jarvis had to cancel for health reasons. First, what I told the educators (in addition to the points in my last post): Try BarCamps. Let the students […]


Throwing social media in j-school curriculum isn’t enough

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

It’s late on Sunday night before my flight out to Boston. I’m going to attend the AEJMC Convention for journalism educators, and I will be on a panel on social media’s role in the future of journalism with Dan Gillmor and Sandeep Junnarkar (filling in for Jeff Jarvis‘ last-minute cancellation). I will be speaking to […]


Improving journalism education: Join us tonight!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Ryan Sholin was awesome enough to invite me to a Skype interview that was featured on PBS’s IdeaLab about tonight’s chat (8-11 p.m. EST). If you don’t know about it, click here, then join us here. But if you can’t make it, read the recap that will inevitably be posted at, and watch […]

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