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SXSWedu 2013

EdTech Reporting: Up from Awful

From MOOCs to gamification to bubbles, how have the hot -- and controversial -- issues in education and digital learning been covered by the industry trade press and the mass media? Where was the coverage excellent and thoughtful, and where (and how) did it fail? And how does news coverage tone and content affect the dialogue both inside and outside of education? This panel of editors, journalists and analysts will give give their unedited perspective.

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  1. What effect does news coverage (both in mass media and inside the industry) have on the likelihood new initiatives will be tried in schools?
  2. Has the increased attention edtech seems to be getting in mass media over the past year helped improve the accuracy of coverage?
  3. What news resources or individuals journalists are recommended for solid, informational coverage?



Frank Catalano, Principal Analyst, Intrinsic Strategy

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  • Tags: journalism
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Entrepreneurialism and Business
  • Level: Intermediate
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