“The opportunities are wide open for connecting silos of information in communities, amplifying good stories that people want to know about and for leveraging resources so that the sum of the efforts is bigger than the individual contributions.”
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The best journalism schools in the country are now providing genuine opportunities for students to do authentic reporting. However, the most valuable of these are more than just classroom exercises that live and die by the academic calendar.
A speech by Jan Schaffer at Howard University for the Social Media Tech Conference 2012.
Around the country, journalism programs are launching news websites to cover their communities, state capitals, or public issues on a day-to-day basis.
Current.org draws attention to J-Lab’s work in supporting university news websites, noting that J-Lab has funded some 24 sites since 2005.
Quietly, and not so quietly, journalism schools around the country are starting to give their students new news opportunities. More than beefing up course catalogues with multimedia and convergence offerings, the schools are becoming incubators for entrepreneurial news startups – news websites that are populated with student content.
A workshop for those editing or aspiring to edit year-round news sites.
A Q&A with Marc Cooper, the digital news director at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He founded Neon Tommy, a student-run news site that provides a hands-on news reporting and writing experience while serving up a range of web-only content.