Bringing Digital Into the Curriculum

August 8, 2017, 1-5pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: AEJMC 2017 Chicago

Digital concepts and skills have been integrated into Journalism and Mass Communication curriculum for many years. Schools have added Web Design, Social Media, Multimedia and Data Journalism courses, and some programs have experimented with Drones, 360 Video and Sensor Journalism. Some programs have developed required courses, concentrations and new majors to reflect the digital workplace. Bringing Digital into the Curriculum will focus on innovation in journalism curriculum. Discussion will focus on understanding the nuances of the digital environment — things like platforms, products, engagement and data — and the steps a program can take to embark on meaningful change, for both faculty and administrators. This interactive session will feature design-thinking exercises to assess existing competencies and set goals for hiring, faculty reviews and professional development.

Graduates with these skills and perspectives are in high demand, in journalism and other industries. Assure your program is doing all it can to set your students on the right path.

Fee: $30 - Limited to 30 people

Location: Lincolnshire Room, 6th Floor Marriott Magnificent Mile



Introduction and Overview: Disrupting Curriculum to Reflect a Digital Dialect - Cindy Royal
Director, Media Innovation Lab, Texas State University


Key Questions To Ask Pondering Curriculum Changes No Matter the Size of Your Program - Bill Silcock
Assistant Dean for Research and International Programs at the Cronkite School, Arizona State University


Panel: Innovation in Curriculum

Jessica Pucci
Ethics and Excellence Professor of Practice, Data Analysis and Audience Engagement, Arizona State University

Dale Blasingame
Senior Lecturer, Digital Media Innovation, Texas State University

Carrie Brown Smith
Director, Social Journalism Program, City University of New York

Nick Whitaker
Training and Development Manager, Google News Lab




Design Thinking About Curriculum with Tran Ha - Founder, Tiny Collaborative; formerly of Stanford dSchool and Chicago Tribune.

Sponsored by:

AEJMC Strategic Plan Implementation Committee


Thank You!

Thanks to all who attended this session.