Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

May you keep up with industry news

By · Sunday, May 24th, 2015

stock-photo-44980974-may-2015-calendarMAY you …

For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “

Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later

If you are a journalist, young or older, veteran or newbie, you’ll want to read this piece, “How Journalism Schools are Adjusting to the Digital Age.”

May you keep up with industry news.

In this piece in Columbia Journalism Review, author Danny Funt shares some history of what journalism schools have done to adapt, and what they plan to do. This is of special interest to those of us who used to be in the newsroom and now are in the classroom. One reason: We are adapting every time we step in front of a room full of students.

And, yet, one thing remains constant. Edward Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, says it best:

“With all the wonderful toys and technologies that we want to give students, writing mastery remains the gift that keeps on giving.”

So while you are experiencing the newfangled, remember to keep this most basic concept in mind. And, at the same time, keep up with industry news.

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