- Nov. 10, 2016 Medium
It is ironic how strikingly similar the issues in today’s media landscape are to what motivated journalists to embark on civic journalism experiments in the 1990’s. So striking, that many civic journalists say that journalists would not have miscalled the 2016 presidential election ...
- Oct. 13, 2016 Teaching Media Entrepreneurship
How can new faculty members nudge peers teaching outdated journalism courses?
- Sep. 15, 2016 Teaching Media Entrepreneurship
New forms of journalism are populating the new media landscape – much of it emerging from entrepreneurial news startups. I think there are enough examples that we can begin to develop taxonomies.
- Jun. 15, 2016 Mediashift
As more and more journalism programs add courses on media entrepreneurship, there is little evidence of a standardized media-entrepreneurship curriculum, according to a recent survey of journalism educators conducted for CUNY’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.
- Nov. 25, 2015 MediaShift
CNN recently announced it was ending its longstanding iReport crowdsourcing efforts, opting instead to source stories directly from social media streams. This was a notable marker signaling how news organizations are making different choices about audience growth and engagement.
- Jun. 24, 2015 Nieman Labs
With last week’s celebration of the tremendous journalism contributions of Ed Fouhy, the award-winning broadcast executive and founder of the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, it seemed like a good time to revisit what we already learned about engagement– but may have forgotten.
- Jun. 23, 2015 MediaShift
When I launched J-Lab in 2002, the best piece of advice I received was to have a lawyer draft a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the relationship between my center and its soon-to-be home, the University of Maryland.
- Nov. 20, 2014 MediaShift
J-Lab director Jan Schaffer is wrapping up 20 years of raising money to give it away to fund news startups, innovations and pilot projects. She is pivoting J-Lab to do discrete projects and custom training and advising that build on her expertise.