By plane, train, and ferry, 12 professors of Journalism and English made their way to New York City on June 19 to participate in a two-day design and systems thinking workshop hosted by J+D and facilitated by the Institute of Play. They were a mix of faculty from Morgan State University, a range of California-based ++++++++>
Design thinking may be a buzzword, but it’s also a method to solve complex problems. And it has informed the work of many newsrooms, including the NYT, Buzzfeed and WBEZ. So when is the right time to introduce it to journalism students? I was going to find out. Over about six weeks at the start ++++++++>
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 ++++++++>
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.
The second semester of Journalism + Design is already in full swing. Here are a few highlights so far… Last month we hosted Serial and the Podcast Explosion (which is still generating buzz.) It was one week before the passing of David Carr (which we’re still trying to process.) We’re all feeling super-lucky that we got to experience ++++++++>
A Storify of our lunch series, Breaking the Internet, by J+D student Annelise McGough.
Some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we’ve received — and that we’ve been asking ourselves.
Scott Klein writes about his initial experiences teaching Visualizing Data, the first required course in Journalism + Design.