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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Resolutions for journalism students, part II: Network like mad

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Well, thanks to a couple of mentions from Ryan Sholin (@ryansholin), Jeff Jarvis (@JeffJarvis) and a flattering tweet from Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu), this humble little blog has made a small blip on the radar. A million thanks. If you haven’t read part one of these resolutions for journalism students, start here. And take good notes. Because we move […]


Resolutions for journalism students, part I: Become invaluable

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

If I only had two career resolutions for this year, it would be these: 1) Become invaluable, and 2) Network like mad. Every goal I can think of would fall under these two categories, and it works with any career. But since I am currently a journalism student, I naturally have a lot of specifics […]

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