The image I had for JPROF.com during those first weeks was as a giant filing cabinet for information and resources I was gathering about journalism education and how to teach journalism. Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How had just been published by Allyn and Bacon, and I thought there might be a second edition at some point. I wanted a place to put all the stuff I was pulling together (much of it from my own files of more than 25 years of teaching journalism).
JPROF has been around for more than eight years, but this month (May 2013) we made some changes:
• We switched from a pure HTML base to a content management system (Wordpress). About time.
• We thus acquired a new look. The theme is Canvas from Woo Themes.
• We’re in the process of getting ourselves re-organized. That may take a bit of time, but we’re working on it.
The change-over wasn’t easy, but we have tried to preserve all of the content that viewers come to expect. If you can’t find something you need or you’ve seen here before, let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is also a lot of new material that never has appeared on JPROF.com before. We consolidated content from other sites, mainly JN-21.com, the educational resources site of the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN). We hope all this makes it easier for those who want to teach and learn journalism.
Thanks very much for visiting JPROF.com.
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JPROF celebrates its fifth anniversary today. In the past five years the site has grown in size (more than 400), expanded in purpose and reached around the globe to people I never would have touched or heard from. JPROF was originally conceived (in my small study in Emory, VA, where we were living at the • Read More »
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