Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
After reading this article, I really agree that educators need to start incorporating different types of learning and prepare us for the future. One of my favorite professors at UCO always talks about how our generation is being prepared for jobs that will not be there by the time we graduate simply because the world we live in is vastly changing with updated technology and new ideas. I feel like for myself to get a job in the field that I am studying, I will have to learn to think out of the box and be more creative in my ideas and executions.
I think the newsroom of the future will happen, sooner than we think. I do agree that colleges need to get us more ready for that, but most schools put most of their focus on the old school way of journalism, which in the long run keeps us out of a job, because we only know those skills and not the new skills of the business.
I love the section on education. Mostly, because I think UCO does a great job at giving us hands-on education and making sure we know the skills we need.
I do see the newsroom of the future happening but I also know by the way technology is evolving it is almost impossible to be fully prepared for jobs in the future but I do think UCO does a great job by teaching different media outlets and different ways of doing things.
I agree that journalism schools should be teaching students various digital skills that will help them find jobs in many different fields, rather than just teaching them old school journalism skills. Journalism is changing and many job fields now seek employees with skills rooted in journalism that aren't strictly news skills. One of the things I love about UCO is that we are taught many skills related to journalism and video making that aren't strictly about reporting news.
I found this blog to be very insightful and right on with pretty much everything the article said. The discussion about students not being prepared for jobs once we get out of college is always one that is being talked about. I have had multiple professors say how we as students are being taught and prepared for jobs that won't even be there once we graduate. Journalism is a changing field with a lot of it going digital. However, I do think its important to teach the basic fundamentals to good journalism and that may be stuff that we won't use after graduation but everything I have learned since being at UCO is not a waste and I believe I will be able to use most of the tools I have learned while studying here.
I agree with the article. I believe educators should start prepping their students with different types of learning, including more hands on learning with technology. There is so much more to technology in the terms of journalism than just being able to successfully write an article in word document. I believe that professors should place more value on teaching all things that media has to offer because at the rate we're going we need to stay relevant with todays technology. Speaking for myself personally, I don't believe I have the technology knowledge that is needed in todays work force, but this is something that is easily taught.
The newsroom of the future is definitely already happening. I would love to be a digital planing editor. Placement and decisions are my thing. I think a few adjustments will have to change as the audiences per generation are changing. Other than that, it's pretty spot on.
Everything in this article is relevant to me, because I actively want to go into reporting/writing. The article definitely has a more optimistic outlook on journalism than some of the other analysis of the changing field I've seen. Journalism is changing, and it's nice to see an organization embracing it rather than resisting it. Honestly, any of the positions look good to me, except planning editor. That may be a little too technical for me.
I definitely agree with the article. If people aren't communication majors they most likely aren't taught this type of stuff, and I think that a lot of professions need to know how to use this kind of stuff! I think it would be very beneficial for all students to be taught how to work all sorts of technology so can they be prepared for whatever comes at them after graduation.