Archives: JEM 200

Jonathan Swift, writer ‘to the vulgar’

December 18, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, Home, JEM 200, journalism, journalism education, writers, writing.

Jonathan Swift wanted his writing to be “understood by the meanest.” It’s the standard we want our journalism students to shoot for.

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7 reasons why you should encourage your students to tweet your lectures

December 12, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, JEM 200, journalism, journalism education, reporting, web journalism, writing.

Some professors ban laptops, tablets and smart phones from their classrooms, seeing them as distractions for their students. Instead, they should welcome them as tools for engagement.

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Reforming the J-curriculum: beginning at the beginning

February 18, 2009 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: JEM 200, photojournalism, web journalism.

To really reform a journalism curriculum, you have to begin at the beginning. The faculty of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee decided at its first faculty meeting of the semester in January to make some definite moves toward revising our curriculum to recognize the realities of the changing • Read More »