Just want to alert journalism educators to a free webinar being offered by Poynter Institute on Monday. The webinar can be experienced live or at your leisure — but either way you have to sign up ahead of time.
From the webinar description:
In recent years, journalism has been turned upside down and inside out. Yet journalism education hasn’t been able to keep up. Classroom texts take a long time to update, and new curriculum even longer to form.
The result? Just 26 percent of newsroom managers interviewed say their new hires had the skills to be successful, according to a Poynter survey.
In this Webinar, Eric Newton, author of a new e-book that doubles as a classroom tool, will offer six ideas that educators of all levels can use to drive digital into the classroom.
Examples of each idea appear in an e-book debuting Oct. 17, Searchlights and Sunglasses, Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism, which is both a call for change in journalism education and an example of that change. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at the hashtag #edshift.