A nearby storm to strike journalism education
Education in journalism will get the same turmoil as the media have been through for the last 20 years. It begins now in big scale.
Storified by Nils Mulvad · Tue, Sep 11 2012 21:40:30
Degrees: Check and work with these new ideas. Make it easy to implement.
Innovate in the classroom: It’s impossible to master everything. The students must be part of the innovation – take responsibility of it. Focus on the students. Every semester every single teacher must do some innovation and experimentation with focus on new methods and adaption of journalism to the future. We have responsibility to try to find new paths. Innovation will not come from the top – it can only provide the frames for it.
Digital media: No longer possible to take final degree in print, tv and radio – everything must be web, mobile and social media – or at least integrated with it.
Digital journalism: We need a new curriculum to attract good it-people to journalism – to combine the best from two worlds.
Accept you’re not the master: Development is going faster and faster – and especially it is not possible to be ahead. Things changes faster than our ability to learn. Accept not to be in control.