Thursday, June 26, 2014

Arizona J-school takes over PBS station to teach joiurnalism

Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is about to take the concept of teaching journalism to the next level.
Starting next Tuesday, the J-school will own and operate Eight, Arizona PBS, the PBS outlet in Phoenix, the nation's 12th-largest media market. It will take over news and public affairs programming on the station's three TV channels and its website. And, more intriguing, the school will offer the station as a venue for professional news outlets to experiment as they try to reinvent journalism in the digital age.
"This has game-changing potential," says Christopher Callahan, the Cronkite School's dean and the university's vice provost. "The combination of a large PBS outlet and a university that prides itself on disruptive innovation is very powerful."
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