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PBS clip 8.30.13

How will we teach the next generation of the journalists?

Such is the question raised in PBS MediaShift’s “Back to J-School” special, and we want you to help us find out.

Will J-schools flip the curriculum, focusing more on digital skills than journalism basics? Will they flip the classroom, moving most learning online and turning class time into lab time?

Or will they embrace MOOCs and other forms of online class offerings as a component of the future of journalism education?

Check out the current list, and add to it! This is my first official attempt at crowdsourcing, and I want you to be a part of it.

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Digital disruption has changed the landscape of the media world, and journalism and communication schools need to figure out how to educate in a time of vast change. The schools themselves need to change too, or risk falling behind. As part of this week’s special “Back to J-School 2013,” in-depth report at MediaShift, this episode of the Mediatwits will talk to students and professors alike on the value of a journalism education, the future of education innovation and more. Special guests this week are Howard Finberg, creator of NewsU at the Poynter Institute;Eva Avenue, former editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo at the University of New Mexico; and San Diego State University professor and Knight Center MOOC coordinator Amy Schmitz Weiss. MediaShift’s Mark Glaser hosts, along with Andrew Lih from American University.

Check out a rundown of all the latest research on this topic, as well as guest bios.