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Reinvigorating Journalism Education: A Review of News21, 2005-2011

June 1, 2011

Examines the impact on students and direction of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative for the Future of Journalism Education's fellowship program for investigative reporting projects. Includes industry leaders' views on journalism schools and recommendations.

Journalism, News, and Information

Ethnic and Community Media Fellowship: Building Capacity in Mission-Driven Media to Promote Parent Involvement in Student Education

February 16, 2011

Evaluates the impact of an initiative to build local immigrant and ethnic media's capacity to provide sustained coverage of school reform issues to help parents become informed advocates for their children?s education. Includes articles and next steps.

A Way Forward: Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier

August 10, 2010

Summarizes a February 2010 conference of faculty and students from twelve leading journalism schools on the Carnegie- Knight Initiative's outcomes and the outlook for entrepreneurs of news, digital media training for journalists, and citizen journalism.

Immigration On-The-Air: A Scan of Broadcast News and Commentary Programming

February 5, 2009

Presents findings from a media analysis of coverage of immigration issues in broadcast news and talk radio by ideology and region. Examines the topics covered, the language used to describe immigrants, the people quoted, prominence as news, and visuals.

A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate

September 25, 2008

Analyzes media coverage of immigration since 1980 and how industry practices and new media have conditioned the public to associate immigration with illegality, crisis, controversy, and government failure, causing a stalemate in the policy debate.

Journalism in the Service of Democracy: A Summit of Deans, Faculty, Students and Journalists

April 30, 2008

Distills discussions at a January 2008 conference to assess the future of journalism, including topics such as reinventing journalism education, reinvigorating the news environment, and opportunities in new media. Includes highlights of breakout sessions.

Creative Destruction: An Exploratory Look at News on the Internet

August 1, 2007

Examines trends in Internet traffic to 160 news-based Web sites, with a focus on the rapidly expanding sites of national "brand-name" newspapers and television networks, and their effect on local and traditional news organizations.

Young People and News

July 12, 2007

Presents survey findings on the daily news consumption of young Americans compared with that of older adults -- the sources, medium, frequency, depth, and selectivity of news exposure. Discusses issues of defining news consumption and implications.

Mandatory Testing and News in the Schools: Implications for Civic Education

January 31, 2007

Presents findings from a survey of teachers on the importance of using the news in civic education; the impact of teaching to standardized tests in English, math, and science on classroom use of news; and lessons for administrators and policy makers.

The Internet and the Threat It Poses to Local Media: Lessons From News in the Schools

January 1, 2007

Based on a survey of teachers and Newspapers-in-Education program directors, examines the use of Internet news in classroom instruction, implications for the economic viability of local news and community as locations of self-government, and challenges.

Journalism's Crisis of Confidence: A Challenge for the Next Generation

May 1, 2006

Explores media trends, innovation and ethics in journalism, America's changing news habits, and standards for new forms of journalism. Includes recommendations for ensuring the future of journalism as both an ethical profession and a viable business.

Improving the Education of Tomorrow's Journalists

January 1, 2005

This McKinsey report captures the insights of many of the best and brightest of the current generation of news executives, editors and correspondents and bolstered the case for and strengthened the resolve of Vartan Gregorian and a few journalism deans to undertake a bold effort to reshape and reinvigorate the quality of education that journalism schools offer. With their guidance and the support of Carnegie Corporation of New York and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the deans who comprise the Carnegie- Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education will share with fellow educators and the general public their blueprint for curricular reforms and other changes.

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