News Corp executive shares insights on the future of media
With more and more people consuming news digitally, the future of journalism has never been brighter. But journalists of the future will face a number of challenges, according to Raju Narisetti, senior vice president and deputy head of strategy at the new News Corporation. Narisetti recently shared his predictions about the future of media with students at the School of Journalism, as part of the Future of Media – Now series. His presentation, “Creating the NEW News Experience,” was sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series. In a nod to the listicle, format, popularized by BuzzFeed, Narisetti provided his top nine reasons why the road ahead for journalism will be tricky to navigate. Read Dean Maryanne Reed’s story of Narisetti’s talk on the PBS blog Media Shift.
Wall Street Journal innovator to lead interactive project at SOJ
As part of its growing emphasis on modern media education, the School of Journalism welcomes its first Visiting Ogden Newspapers Innovator in Residence, Sarah Slobin. Slobin, a senior graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal, is serving as an expert on a new experimental project in interactive journalism. In a course co-taught by Slobin and journalism professor John Temple, students will conceptualize a data-driven project that utilizes the latest interactive storytelling techniques, multimedia production and interactive design. The multidisciplinary project will bring together students and faculty from across campus to collaborate at the intersection of journalism, technology and media and create a rich, interactive news experience. As a visual journalist at The Wall Street Journal, Slobin works with developers, editors and reporters to create interactive stories using data, photography, audio, video and infographics. Read the complete story on SOJ eNews.
SOJ professor embraces “Build and Break” process
Earlier this month, the PBS blog Media Shift published Assistant Professor Dana Coester’s story in which she addresses the challenges and successes of rural mobile early adoption and the Mobile Main Street project. In Learning to Build and Break While Teaching Journalism, Coester shares the principles that guided her work with students in the early days of mobile and the fast-paced efforts made to create curriculum at the intersection of journalism and technology. The story demonstrates how the School’s early experiments in mobile have paralleled upheavals across the industry and acclimated students and community participants to adapting in motion. And the project’s candid “lessons learned” lay the groundwork for the School’s experiments in the next emerging market featuring Google Glass and wearable technology. Read the entire story on the PBS Media Shift website.
WVU PRSSA chapter earns national recognition
West Virginia University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is the winner of this year’s prestigious PRSSA Star Chapter award. WVU was one of only 27 chapters to win, chosen from among the 300 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide. The award recognizes chapters that achieve at least eight of 10 items from a list of goals that includes completing a community service project, devoting a chapter meeting to a discussion of ethics and implementing a national initiative. The WVU chapter also was one of eight chosen to lead a Chapter Development Session at the National Conference. Two chapter members led a workshop called “The Key to Captivating Community Service,” which received a Chapter Development Award. Assistant Professor Dr. Rita Colistra is the group’s faculty adviser. For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.prssa.org. Read the complete story on SOJ eNews.
WVU News garners international awards
Earlier this month, WVU News, the School’s award-winning student-produced newscast, earned one platinum and two gold awards from MarCom, an international competition that recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. WVU News received the platinum award for its Twitter site in the Mobile & Web-Based Technology/Twitter Site category. It also received two gold awards for the newscast website and the “College Campus Special Edition” newscast. MarCom receives about 6,000 entries per year from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers all over the world. WVU News airs statewide on West Virginia Public Television and on Time Warner Cable in North Central West Virginia. Read the complete story on SOJ eNews.
In This Issue:
- News Corp executive shares insights on the future of media
- Wall Street Journal innovator to lead interactive project at SOJ
- SOJ professor embraces “Build and Break” process
- WVU PRSSA chapter earns national recognition
- WVU News garners international awards