1. Digital journalism as a cultural mindset (not as tools)

Traditionally, journalism education is very medium-dependent, but at the University of Amsterdam, the first half of the journalism programme is based on teaching by medium type, and after that, it becomes more integrated. Teaching is also project-based and teamwork-based as well as based on collaboration with people from different backgrounds (also coders, programmers, information designers and data visualists).

Digital education is partly experimental and pioneering, but teaching is also grounded in the everyday reality of journalism practice. At the same time, however, students should be taught open-mindedness and what journalism can be like, so it will be easy for them to adapt to the change—for journalism is constantly changing. The point is teaching them how to rise above the routine, if needed.

This good practices is mainly informed by the interview with Mark Deuze, Professor at University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies

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