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It’s the story that matters! Teaching journalism’s storytellers

Special Edition of Journalism Education Guest Editor: Karen Fowler-Watt, Bournemouth University, UK.   This special edition of Journalism Education invites discussion and debate about a range of factors currently informing the role of storytelling in journalism education. It will devote particular attention to the ways in which journalism educators are embracing multimedia and new media […]

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NCTJ report lists key skills for student journalists

J-schools should be teaching ‘new and enhanced skills’ in areas including ethics, fact checking, digital skills, PR, freelancing, entrepreneurialism, time management and audience relationships according to a new report from the NCTJ. The accrediting body that is probably best known for its dogged commitment to 100-WPM shorthand (sorry, this writer only managed 80), states: Change […]

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A training day for new hackademics?

The AJE Committee is seeking views on holding a training day aimed at journalists looking to find work lecturing and those in the first few years of teaching. It is in the very early stages of planning, but we are keen to establish if there is demand for such an event. It is likely there […]

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What apps should every journalist have on their iPhone?

Donald W. Reynolds – Journalism Institute, University of Missouri asked this question on Quora. No less than 39 users have responded to date producing what may well be the most definitive list of Apple apps for journos [Image: flickr.com / reticulating] The following get the most mentions (in no particular order): Instagram. SoundCloud Evernote CardMunch […]

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Contribute to Journalsim Education journal

Did you know the AJE publishes a peer-reviewed open access journal? Launched in April 2012, Journalism Education accepts contributions. These should be “original articles about journalism education and topics linked to journalism and education that are not offered for publication elsewhere at the time of submission.” The archive of back issues can be viewed at […]

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Two new journalism textbooks aimed at students

Two new journalism textbooks aimed at university students have been published by Oxford University Press and Routledge The Oxford Dictionary of Journalism, written by Tony Harcup of Sheffield University, provides concise definitions for over 1,400 terms. On page 21 you’ll even find a definition of the AJE no less: Formed in 1997, the AJE aims […]

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Forget the Future: What’s Happening in Journalism Now?

Ian Hislop and Amol Rajan are among the editors answering questions from young journalists at The Frontline Club, London next month (11 September 2014). The Forget the Future: What’s Happening in Journalism Now? event is aimed at students, however limited tickets are also available for ‘old’ hacks.  If you can’t make it , we’ll also […]

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