Spring 2014

Rewriting J-School

Cover for Spring 2014

Journalism education has come to the same ominous inflection point that journalism itself has reached—and the stakes are just as high. Universities are shutting down or proposing to shut down journalism schools, or merging them with other departments. Enrollment is falling—dramatically, for graduate programs—while it’s rising at newer institutions and those with an emphasis on digital media. Yet there are hopeful signs as educators and editors are joining forces to accomplish what neither can do so easily on their own—give students real-world reporting experiences and provide daily and in-depth news coverage.

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Cover Story

Rewriting J-School

By Cover Story: Rewriting J-School June 16, 2014

When a handful of students show up this fall for the new media innovation graduate program at Northeastern University, they’ll learn coding, information visualization, videography, database management—even game design. The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University … Read more

Nieman Storyboard

Form Follows Function

By Nieman Storyboard July 15, 2014

Form follows function. Just what that axiom means, applied to journalism, was revealed to me by a man named Carl Newton, city editor of The Atlanta Journal when I arrived for my first newspaper job in 1971. Newton was … Read more

The Core of Story

By Nieman Storyboard July 15, 2014

Shortly after I co-founded Symbolia, a digital publication that merges comic books and journalism, I got an intriguing pitch. Reporter Sarah Mirk wanted to tell the stories of the veterans who had served at the Guantánamo Bay detention … Read more

Features

Nieman Watchdog

Talk to the Hand

By Nieman Watchdog July 16, 2014

When a chemical spill contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia in January, Charleston Gazette reporters Ken Ward and David Gutman repeatedly asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) how it … Read more

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Publisher
Ann Marie Lipinski
Editor
James Geary
Senior Editor
Jan Gardner
Researcher/Reporter
Jonathan Seitz
Design
Stacy Sweat Designs
Editorial Assistance
Isabel Campbell-Gross
Rebecca Mazur
Jessie Schanzle

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