The first hour of the annual Educators’ Meetup will feature presentations from the 2018 Tow-Knight fellows, part of the Disruptive Journalism Educators Network on Facebook. The six standout forward-thinkers were selected for their plans to research ways to elevate an area of journalism education, specifically:
- Creating a community reporting alliance by Amara Aguilar, University of Southern California
- Traumatic event coverage by Stephanie Anderson, Murray State University
- Reinventing the basics by Staci Baird, University of La Verne
- Community-first podcasting by Jonathan Groves, Drury University
- Alt J-School, innovative courses shared among universities by Erik Palmer, Southern Oregon University
- Intro to full-stack coding for journalism students and professors by Lisa Williams, Boston University
- CUNY’s Jeremy Caplan will provide a brief presentation called “The Entrepreneurial Undergrad: Tools & Strategies”
The final 30 minutes of the session combines a poster session with general and/or micro discussions on ways to evolve the ONA Educators’ group efforts. Presenters include:
- News in a Snap: Snapchat Discover is a new (ish) venue for legacy media and net-born newsrooms and they need to know more about how they use the platform. Peg Achterman, Seattle Pacific.
- Adaptation of Journalism Curricula in the Age of Digital Media: A qualitative multiple case study of small programs. Amanda Bright, Georgia.
- Transparency in Journalism: Gina Chen, Texas-Austin.
- Sexism on the Set: Gendered expectations of TV broadcasters in a social media world. Teri Finneman, Kansas.
- The Elusive Engagement Metric: A Hearken case study. Jacob Nelson, Arizona State.
- Networked News, Racial Divides: How power and privilege shape public discourse in progressive communities. Sue Robinson, Wisconsin-Madison.
- News/local news survey: Local news isn't 'fake'. Kristy Roschke, Arizona State.
This session is designed for:
- Any and all educators. Given the mix of networking and educational learning, you’re bound to take away some compelling ideas for research or advancing your classes and/or curriculum.