I have taught journalism in multiple ways at colleges and universities:
Georgetown University. I have team-taught Entrepreneurial Journalism (fall 2010) and Social Media and Reporting (summer 2011) for the Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. I have led two one-day workshops: Job-Hunting in the Digital Age (spring 2011) and Accuracy and Verification (fall 2011). I was a faculty adviser for one student’s capstone project and served on the faculty assessment panel for other capstone projects (spring 2011).
American University. I taught Disruption and Opportunity in the Media (spring 2011) for the Interactive Journalism master’s degree program at American University’s School of Communication. I have consulted on curriculum plans for a new MA in Media Entrepreneurship program and am tentatively scheduled to teach in that program in spring 2014. I also was a panelist in an AU program on making the most of your internship.
University of Iowa. I team-taught Creating an iPhone App (spring 2010), a joint project of the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Department of Computer Science.
Central College. I taught Reporting and Editing at Central College twice in the winter quarter, 1980-81 and 1982-83.
News University. This is more a professional teaching school than a traditional university (though lots of J-schools use it). I developed one of the original News U courses (Beat Basics and Beyond) and updated it in 2011 (renamed Introduction to Reporting). More than 8,000 students have taken the course.
As part of the successful accreditation process of the Schieffer School of Journalism at Texas Christian University in 2009, I consulted with the curriculum committee, offering my advice on updating the curriculum.
I was a panelist for the Accreditation Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as it considered updating accreditation standards for journalism schools.
Digital-first student media
I consulted with TCU in 2012 about efforts to develop a digital-first approach for student media. Later in 2012, I returned to lead some digital-first workshops for student media leaders. I also led digital-first workshops for student media at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012.
Guest speaker and panelist
I have been a guest speaker or panelist at more than 50 colleges and universities, sometimes at university events, sometimes at joint events of the university and a journalism organization, sometimes in person and sometimes electronically:
American Institute of Business; American University; Arizona State University, twice; Cal Poly Pomona, twice; Cal State-Fullerton; Carleton University; Columbia University, three times; Creighton University, 12 times; DePaul University (live Twitter chat); Drake University, twice; Emory University; George Mason University, three times; George Washington University; Harvard University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Iowa State University, three times; Iowa Western Community College; Ithaca College (via Skype); Johnson County Community College; Kansas State University; Loras College; Marymount University; Metropolitan Community College; Minot State University; Northern Illinois University; Northern Kentucky University; Northwestern University; Ryerson University, five times; Santa Clara University (group visiting Washington); Syracuse University; Temple University; Texas Christian University (Fort Worth twice, plus Washington program); University of California-Berkeley, Knight Digital Media Center; University of Central Lancashire (via Skype); University of Georgia; University of Iowa, three times; University of Kansas, twice; University of Kentucky; University of Maryland; University of Minnesota; University of Missouri, five times; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Nebraska-Omaha; University of Nevada Reno (live twice and via Skype); University of North Carolina, Reese Felts Digital Newsroom; University of North Dakota; University of South Carolina; University of Southern California (live and via Skype); University of Western Ontario (via Skype); University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Washington and Lee University, visiting Washington; Yale University.