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Poynter’s TEACHAPALOOZA JUNE 20-22, 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida
Catch up: Power Up, Re-Ignite Your Passion for Teaching

Totally new sessions and content from 2013

APPLY NOW: seating limited to 100: we love it when teams from the same school attend together.

http://about.poynter.org/training/in-person/djed-14

contact Al Tompkins for information: atompkins@poynter.org

 
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Friday, June 20 • 9:15am - 9:45am
What Students Need to Know: A Poynter Survey of Students, Educators, Employers

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Professional journalists lag behind educators and others in rating the importance of multimedia and other digital storytelling skills.

That finding is the result of new research from The Poynter Institute, which shows a wide divergence between professionals and educators in their thinking on the importance of core journalism skills, especially those skills that are essential for mastering new methods of gathering and delivering news and information. It is unclear whether educators are putting too much emphasis on these skills or whether professionals have a different perspective given their day-to-day work.

The Core Skills for the Future of Journalism report, released in April, raises the puzzling question as to why the professionals who responded to the survey don’t rate the importance of multimedia skills in today’s visual, multiplatform media landscape as highly as educators, students and independent journalists.

Educators who responded also value knowledge about the business of media and the larger media landscape much higher than journalists working in media organizations. And, to a greater degree than professionals, educators appear to recognize the value of key newsgathering skills that have become more essential in the digital age, such as the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data.

Poynter’s Future of Journalism Competencies survey identified 37 key skills or attributes and knowledge areas. The survey asked professionals, educators and students to rate the importance of those skills, attributes and knowledge areas for beginning journalists as they look toward careers in the digital and mobile age.

The report can be downloaded from here.
Howard Finberg will explore the key elements of the survey to set the table for our TEACHAPALOOZA days together. 

http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/journalism-education/246563/journalism-needs-the-right-skills-to-survive/ 


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Lauren Klinger

Interactive learning producer, Poynter NewsU
Lauren Klinger works with Poynter NewsU as an interactive learning producer. She also writes for Poynter.org (focusing on LGBT issues in media, diversity and journalism education), and teaches writing, coaching and social media in on-site Poynter seminars. She co-authored Poynter's 2013 and 2014 white papers, "The Future of Journalism Education" and "The Core Skills for the Future of Journalism" with Howard Finberg.



Friday June 20, 2014 9:15am - 9:45am
Barnes Auditorium

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