The Carnival of Journalism

The Carnival of Journalism is a site that asks a monthly question about the future of journalism ( The project was started by David Cohn, formerly of and now working with the new endeavor Circa. This month’s question is managed by a team of students at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism led by prof Andrew Lih. The question is “What is your most dangerous idea for pushing the boundaries of journalism?” and they requested video responses (under 140 seconds). I was feeling a little “dangerous” this morning, so I decided to talk about my ideas for the future of journalism education. Enjoy! And check out their site for other submissions.

I’ve been thinking about this concept for a while. Maybe you’ve heard me talk about it. I wrote about it in OJR after attending SXSW in 2005

I also had some “dangerous” ideas that I presented at ONA last year, for the session, If I Were in Charge. Take a look at my “7 Things Everyone in Your Organization Should Know” presentation.

What’s your dangerous idea? The deadline is today, so get on it!

I did a little gardening this weekend, can you tell?

And, now, since I am still feeling a little dangerous, I am going to go run with scissors 😉

2 thoughts on “The Carnival of Journalism

  1. Sheree says:

    Great idea.

    I try to incorporate bits and pieces of tech into the courses I teach, but given the focus of most of my courses it’s always practical (beyond sneaking it in via a WordPress, InDesign or Photoshop tutorial). That said, each semester, I’m sneaking in a bit more.

    But your idea would really move it to the forefront of storytelling and I think that’s a great idea. And it would make the graduates so much more employable. Great writers/storytellers with tech skills will have many more options than those who can only work with words and pictures.

    My submission also relates (indirectly) to journalism education, but it’s more from the angle of retraining a specific group of underemployed professionals to report on the legal system on a freelance or shared-reporting basis.

  2. Sheree says:

    PS: Love the garden. I finished my tomato and squash planting last weekend, too.

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