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Confessions of a former content farmer

Last August, as a staff writer for a well-known online news outlet, I committed the following act of journalism: I took an animation that had been produced by someone else, added some snarky commentary to it, and posted it online under the headline, “This video demonstrates how rats can swim up your toilet bowl and will turn you ++++++++>

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Listen to Episode 6 of our student podcast: “19”

This is the final episode of “Podcast and Chill,” the final project of Benjamen Walker’s Fall 2015 Podcasting class.  What do you remember about being nineteen? Sophie is 19 now. Marge was 19 in 1953. This episode was produced by Jake Seferian, Allison Griffin and Seung Won Baik.

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Listen to Episode 5 of our student podcast: “Wait, There’s Sports Here??”

This is “Podcast and Chill,” the final project of Benjamen Walker’s Fall 2015 Podcasting class. Check back each morning from now until March 26 to hear new episodes. The New School sits in the heart of downtown Manhattan, a city where fitness and athletics are extremely important. But at a school where art reigns supreme, people who are interested ++++++++>

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Listen to Episode 4 of our student podcast: “You Can’t Sit With Us”

This is “Podcast and Chill,” the final project of Benjamen Walker’s Fall 2015 Podcasting class. Check back each morning from now until March 26 to hear new episodes. Have you ever wanted to gossip about potential (and former) presidential candidates as if they were the next best Tinder swipe? Irie, Fidel, and Keilly discuss the most devastating ++++++++>

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Listen to Episode 3 of our student podcast: “Consent and…Tentacles?”

This is “Podcast and Chill,” the final project of Benjamen Walker’s Fall 2015 Podcasting class. Check back each morning from now until March 26 to hear new episodes. Can a game teach consent? To find out, Ryan talks to Bridget and Thomas about a human-on-alien sex game. Featuring game designers Naomi Clark and Colleen Macklin. This episode ++++++++>

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Listen to the very first episode of our J+D student podcast: “A Room of One’s Own”

Fourteen students, 12 weeks, and one directive: find something that really interests you. So began Journalism + Design’s first foray into podcasting. Armed with ProTools and their iPhone microphones, and with the guidance of podcaster Benjamen Walker and The New School’s Sylvie Douglis, students set out to create their own, short pieces of audio journalism. After months of troubleshooting, editing, and late ++++++++>

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Watch industry leaders from The Guardian, Buzzfeed and Vox Media discuss the future of news product design

Last Thursday, Journalism + Design and the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY hosted “The Hunt for News Products of the Future,” an evening of conversation Aron Pilhofer, Interim Chief Digital Officer at The Guardian, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Managing Editor for Mobile News at Buzzfeed, and Trei Brundrett, Chief Product Officer for Vox Media.  The ++++++++>

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Why it might not matter if no one reads your website

The homepage, as NowThis recently declared, is officially “dated.” But just like real newsrooms, the New School Free Press editorial team was still struggling to adjust to digital media’s rapid paradigm shifts. It was only this year that the staff decided to ditch its print publication and go entirely digital. Their first instinct: create a new, state-of-the-art website on which to publish their content ++++++++>

Anjali Mullany meets with the New School Free Press staff.