Profiling innovation in journalism education and practice
In the United States, six foundations that provide grants for journalism education and innovation have urged universities to adopt a “teaching hospital” model for journalism schools.
Their statement says:
The statement says that Arizona State University has developed the “teaching hospital” form of journalism education to become one of the state’s leading news providers.
Meanwhile, in Australia the Public Interest Journalism Foundation’s Bill Birnbauer is helping to develop such new models for journalism education and practice.
Birnbauer, a senior lecturer at Monash University, has been working with journalism students on this ongoing project, ‘Dangerous Ground’.
Recent stories added to the site include:
• A survey of the waste discharge records of 361 Victorian companies and councils has found that half breached the licence conditions imposed on them by the Environment Protection Authority.
• A lack of coordination between the Environment Protection Authority, WorkSafe Victoria and local government has raised questions about the handling of public health incidents arising from potential exposure to asbestos fibres.
Experimenting in the ACT
Crikey is collaborating with University of Canberra journalism students in providing blog reports on the ACT election.
According to the website,
The project welcomes guest contributions.
• Please let us know of other examples of innovation in journalism education and practice that we can feature on the Public Interest Journalism Foundation website.