How to Innovate As a Journalism Educator

Learn fresh ways to collaborate, experiment and create content from educators who have gotten buy-in from universities and local communities on ambitious reporting projects. You’ll hear from winners of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, which supports unique collaborations between local newsrooms and universities. Learn how these enterprising educators have created projects with their communities and used learnings from their projects to foster more innovative learning experiences in their j-school curriculum. Educators, students and newsroom leaders can find inspiration for creating their own experimental prototypes and working closely with local news outlets.

This session is designed for:

  • Students and educators interested in learning about innovative university projects
  • Anyone who wants to hear some real talk about both the benefits and challenges of organizational partnerships
  • Anyone in a professional newsroom curious how to strengthen ties with a local college or university
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    Dana Coester
    Creative Director, Associate Professor, WVU Reed College of Media Innovation Center
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    Pam Fine
    Knight Chair for News, Leadership and Community and Professor of Journalism, University of Kansas
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    Zita Arocha
    Director, Borderzine/UTEP
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    Sandeep Junnarkar
    Director of Interactive Journalism, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York
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