We want to inspire and encourage you to submit projects for consideration for the $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, which will provide micro-grants up to $35,000 to teams of educators, students, professionals, technicians and researchers.
To get a snapshot of where to look for news and projects pushing the boundaries of journalism education, we asked the ONA Educators Facebook group, the collective consciousness of more than 500 educators around the world, which resources they follow.
Donica Mensing, journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, recomends Nieman Journalism Lab, Poynter, MediaShift, Journalism.co.uk, Carnival of Journalism, and the International Journal of Communication.
Mensing also advocates joining the ONA Educators group and following professors on Twitter. These lists by JournoToolBox, Andrew Lih and Kathy Gill are a great place to start.
Looking for ideas on coding, design, mobile or infographics? Steven King, professor of multimedia journalism at UNC Chapel Hill, also suggests following Smashing Magazine and Information is Beautiful.
Mike Reilley, online journalism instructor at DePaul University, maintains the excellent Journalist’s Toolbox and also points to 10,000 Words, Journalists’ Resource and Source, which focuses on coding and journalism.
The Tech Sites
Andrew Lih, journalism professor at American University, suggests following tech sites in addition to outlets that cover journalism and digital media. His top choices include Mashable, TechCrunch, The Verge, GigaOM, Techmeme, Techdirt and Slashdot.
If audio is your medium of choice, these podcasts recommended by Lih run the gamut from interviews to news bites. Check out It’s All Journalism, On the Media, This Week in Tech and Journalism.co.uk.
We’ve been collecting even more resources on journalism education and the conversations around innovation in j-education. If you have suggestions for more, email email@example.com or join the conversation with #hackcurriculum. And don’t forget: Once you’re inspired, apply to the Challenge Fund!