SXSW Interactive 2016
Disrupting J School with Digital Culture
It’s hard to disrupt a traditional institution like a university and an industry like journalism, but meet professors that have taken steps to build digital culture within the classroom, in hopes of disrupting in the newsroom. Ranging from creating apps or flying drones or creating AR/VR experiences or using digital platforms to cover breaking news like the Boston Marathon Bombings, these professors are forcing their schools — often alone and with little to no support — to embrace digital and make significant changes. Hear how to disrupt J School with things like sensors and food trucks.
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- How can you incorporate the latest digital technologies into traditional institutions like university classrooms or newsrooms?
- What are strategies to getting support and resources to experiment with emerging technology within a traditional environment?
- How can you build culture -- it's not just getting tech -- to have larger impact in traditional places like classrooms and newsrooms?
- Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
- Cindy Royal, Associate Professor, Texas State University
- Matt Waite, Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Michelle Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism, Boston University
Robert Hernandez, Assoc Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism