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Katie Salen, noted game designer and educator joins J+D Advisory Board

We are thrilled to welcome Katie Salen to the advisory board of Journalism + Design. Her experience and expertise will accelerate our progress in the development of great journalism in a complex digital environment. Salen has served as an advisor to J+D on the development of our open-source curriculum, and has been an inspiration for ++++++++>

Why Designers Need Better Ethics

A “sustainability provocateur” and Founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Leyla Acaroglu argues that many designers subscribe to codes of ethics at the level of their membership organizations, like the IDSA, AGDA, IGDA. But she says they have a responsibility to examine their own ethical frameworks, and not abdicate responsibility to people and institutions ++++++++>

An Expanded Vision for Journalism + Design

Two years after its launch, Journalism + Design has been awarded $1.3 million from the Knight Foundation to broaden its design and systems-oriented approach to journalism innovation. We’ll expand our innovative model beyond The New School, offering open-source curriculum, forming partnerships with other journalism programs, introducing journalistic ethics and practice to design schools. We’ll also ++++++++>

J+D director Heather Chaplin publishes a new guide to design thinking in journalism

What journalists mean when they make reference to “design thinking” is the topic of a new report by Journalism + Design director Heather Chaplin, published by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. It provides an in-depth view of the design practices that are emphasized in our undergraduate program — and that are currently in use at BuzzFeed, The New ++++++++>

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 ++++++++>

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.

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 ++++++++>

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 ++++++++>

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 ++++++++>