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Creating change agents: How can you teach journalism innovation?

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What does a professor of journalism innovation teach? To find out how universities are introducing emerging technologies and new ideas into the classroom, we spoke to two professors who are in charge of journalism innovation courses in their departments.

From teaching entrepreneurship to virtual reality and 360-degree video, they aim to get students ready for the fast-changing media landscape outside of their universities' walls.

Our guests this week are:

  • Dan Pacheco, Peter A. Horvitz chair of journalism innovation, the Newhouse School at Syracuse University;

  • Jane Singer, professor of journalism innovation, City, University of London.

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Advice from FT and WSJ for getting started with interactive data journalism

Journalists from The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal explain what basic data journalism skills are needed before tackling interactive graphics

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CEO Secrets: How the BBC Business Unit is engaging audiences on Facebook

The BBC Business Unit's year-long video series is using the social media platform to attract more viewers with 'news you can use'

FT used 360-degree video to add a new dimension to an ongoing project

The City Within: Life in Rio's favelas is an immersive video that gives viewers a taste of life in the city, complementing FT Weekend's larger Rio city guide

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 30/08/16

How Syrian refugees are finding their voice through mobile journalism

Imran Azam, organiser of The Art of Filming Meetup group, explains how he taught a group of refugees to tell their own stories using their smartphones

Posted by Caroline Scott on 23/08/16

Inside RioRun, the Guardian's first interactive podcast

With this virtual audio experience, the Guardian is pushing the boundaries of interactive journalism

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 16/08/16

Back in Touch: Communities in Sierra Leone tell their stories of life after Ebola in an interactive documentary

The project by On Our Radar explores the impact of the Ebola crisis on community life in Sierra Leone

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 09/08/16

Chat app Yik Yak offers BBC News a way to engage with younger audiences

Ninety-eight per cent of Yik Yak's users are part of the millennial generation, but do they want to talk about hard news on the app?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 02/08/16

Podcasts, eyewitness media and new models in digital publishing: Highlights from newsrewired

If you missed out on newsrewired last week, today's podcast brings you some highlights from the conversation on trends in digital journalism

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/07/16

Information security for journalists: Protecting your data and sources online

Take note of these tips and tools for protecting your work and investigations

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/07/16

'Finding creative ways to bring people into new worlds': The AJ+ take on Facebook Live

Should Facebook Live videos be raw and unpolished, or TV-style livestreams?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 13/07/16

Inside Infomagical, Note to Self's crowdsourcing project to find out how people deal with information overload

Using audio, voicemails and texts, Infomagical is a five-day experiment that crowdsources data and stories about how people consume information online

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 04/07/16

Live virtual reality: Teleporting audiences to events around the world

Helen Situ, virtual reality evangelist, NextVR, discusses how live VR can transform the journalism landscape

Posted by Caroline Scott on 27/06/16

SMART News Agency: 'We're testing what can be done with virtual reality in Syria'

How can stories from Syria be told in virtual reality?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 20/06/16

Fact-checking and Facebook Live: How publishers are covering the EU referendum

In this week's episode, we speak to The Times, The Economist, The Conversation and FullFact about their political coverage in the run up to the EU referendum on June 23

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/06/16

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