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 ++++++++>


The art of the interview

Journalism + Design students throughout the program are working to master their interview skills. Helping them out this semester is New School alumnus Kevin Dugan, now the Wall Street reporter for the The New York Post. Here are some of the tips he’s been sharing with students for walking up to a source, getting what you need — and getting ++++++++>

Photo credit: Andres Rodriguez, Flickr

Program update: Fall 2015

“We’re not playing around with what we wish it were like to do journalism, or what we remember it was like to do journalism, but what it really is like to do journalism now.” — Director Heather Chaplin discusses journalism education for the 21st century in an interview with Nieman Lab. For the fall 2015 semester of ++++++++>

Scott Klein of ProPublica teaches how to read a line graph in his class, Visualizing Data

Year In Review: 2014-15

We just completed our first year of Journalism + Design and wanted to give you an update on how things went. There’s a lot in this post as we’ve gotten a lot of questions.

J+D SXSW scholarship winners have an editorial meeting on the roof of the JW Marriott


Five Journalism + Design students received scholarships to attend SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX this year. Check here for daily updates on what J+D Director Heather Chaplin and our students — Alex Gerald, Cody Davis, Odalis Garcia, Sterling King, and Tamar Lapin — are learning, experiencing, and sharing from the conference.


Remembering David Carr

It’s still hard to believe that someone who was so witty, so sharp, so full of wisecracks, and of wisdom, has gone so suddenly.

David Carr