Thursday, February 16, 2006

Teaching the future of journalism

[Keyword: ]. On the subject of teaching journalism (see post below), the OJR has a lengthy report on a Poynter seminar on 'convergence journalism':
"Questions and concerns expressed at the seminar covered a lot of ground, but they fell into identifiable categories that raised issues with specific implications for how we teach journalism. Here are the main concerns, many of them new revelations about convergence, with discussion points that were raised, and at least guidance, if not answers, suggested as paths that educators could pursue:"
His list is worth reading in detail but here's the headlines:
1. Online video is not TV news.
2. New tools, new possibilities
3. Trust the audience
4. Audio directions
5. The basics still matter
6. The 24-hour news cycle requires greater creativity and depth

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