Some schools innovate, build momentum

Some journalism and mass communication programs across the country are innovating. Examples: Assignment for students: Read through Education Shift on PBS Media Shift, College Media Matters and Poynter’s training section to discover what journalism innovation projects have taken place at universities in the last month. Is your school keeping up with the pace of change?

Extra Credit: Professor Katy Culver of the University of Wisconsin is curator of EducationShift, where journalism educators and students share innovative ideas. At a University of Missouri event to celebrate the “green shoots” of new growth in journalism education, she grouped innovations into nine categories. They include such topics as innovation centers, data and social journalism. The author of Searchlights and Sunglasses offers four groupings: connecting to campus, innovating, open collaborations and community engagement. How would you group the innovations you’ve discovered?