Apply for a micro-grant from the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.
We have $1 million to support live news experiments.
The goal of the new Challenge Fund is to hack journalism curriculum in higher education using customized version of the teaching hospital model. We want to fund projects that encourage more collaborative local news coverage, bridge academic and professional gaps, better train students and provide lessons from digital-age news experiments.
Curt Chandler, who teaches communications and multimedia at Penn State, offers advice to young photographers on building and shopping around their portfolios.
Chandler has also worked with the Student Newsroom at ONA conferences for years, pushing young journalists to produce professional-grade visual documentation of the event. Pay attention to his excellent advice.
A reminder that news websites have come a long way since 1995.
The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents because government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S. news organizations and journalists, according to U.S. officials.
So things are looking up for the guy in the Ecuadoran Embassy.
Nate Silver: I Don’t Want to be the Polling Policeman (by Online News Association)
Should news organizations continue to use Public Policy Polling results? Nate Silver shares his thoughts in this video produced at the Online News Association’s 2013 Conference.
Sarah Leen: Advice for Young Photographers (by Online News Association)
Sarah Leen, Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine, says that younger photographers are developing a “digital sophistication” that’s different from previous generations.
I do lie awake at night worrying that I’ll die penniless and alone under a stack of (organic cotton) tote bags.
Looking for advice on freelancing? Aronczyk has great tips.