UPDATED! The event was postponed due to snow and will be this Thursday, Feb. 28.
We watch television as we check our laptops, phones and tablets. How can journalists harness this hyper-connected audience? Join ONA Mizzou at 5 p.m. on February 28 to hear Futures Lab director Mike McKean discuss the second screen experience. We'll see you then in the Palmer Room!
|Hackers have been at the center of attacks against journalists|
Low pay. Long hours. Dwindling numbers of jobs. All are seen as the biggest threats to 21st century journalists. But the transition from print to digital might pose a larger threat than initially realized for some journalists.
Recent attacks, allegedly sanctioned by the Chinese government, against the Washington Post and New York Times has raised concerns not only on the corporate front, but with individual journalists.
According to a recent study by the Committee to Protect Journalists, cyber attacks against journalists have risen because it's less expensive to target individual journalists instead of better protected companies. From personal computers to online storage devices, journalists are now more at risk from cheaply-hired hackers.
Updated Feb. 21, 2013
We watch television as we check our laptops, phones and tablets. How can journalists harness this hyper-connected audience? Join ONA Mizzou at 5 p.m. on February 28 to hear Futures Lab director Mike McKean discuss the second screen experience. Room is TBA.
Note: This event has been rescheduled from its original time.
By Anna Burkart
|Maybe classrooms will be more empty due to online courses |
gain popularity, but j-school newsrooms probably won't
be empty anytime soon.
The classrooms are empty with no students to be seen. Everyone is turning in their reporting assignments online and professors are judging students’ reporting abilities without ever meeting them. Could this be journalism schools of the future? The empty classroom image is certainly making its way around sites like Nieman Journalism Lab and PBS Media Shift in the discussion about free online journalism courses.
This past December, the University of Texas’ Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas held it’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It attracted more than 2,000 students from around the world looking for a free “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” course. With online courses growing in popularity, the question becomes: Will online journalism degrees be the norm someday soon?