Thanks to Chris Snider for his blog post responding to my call for advice for a new adjunct journalism professor.
Chris, who teaches at Drake University, offers 11 tips on teaching journalism, including this one:
Presentations are better than papers. When a students writes a paper, the only one who gets to share in that knowledge is me. When students give a presentation to the class, we all can learn something new.
If you teach journalism, especially if you’re new, I encourage you to read Chris’ post.
I welcome guest posts for this series from other journalism faculty — adjunct or full-time. You can post to your own blog, as Chris did here, and I’ll link to you. Or email me at stephenbuttry (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll post your guest post here.
Or if you’re a current or recent journalism graduate, I’d be interested in your observations about what your professors did that was most effective and what didn’t work as well. Please name any professors you’re praising, but I’m not interested in giving you a chance to publicly bash professors you didn’t like.