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Distance learning for a fairly practical field like journalism can be a challenge, but if you believe you have the drive, passion and commitment to teach online, why not give it a go?

After all, as this article explains, "journalism education by distance seems a natural fit – journalists routinely have to work remotely, receiving briefs from editors thousands of miles away".

So how do you teach a diverse range of technologies, theories, and skills over the internet?

Kate Ames at MediaShift offers five initial tips to help, based on years of mentoring, teaching, coping with a rapidly changing discipline, adjusting course and unit design, assessing and celebrating student success.

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