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The Case Method, a new approach to teaching journalism

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Columbia Graduate School of Journalism presents a special webcast to talk about the Case Method, a powerful new tool available for journalism teachers, to help them train students to think like newsroom managers and industry leaders. Sheila Coronel and Kirsten Lundberg will discuss this method, which is transforming how many classes are taught in many j-schools, including. ABOUT THE CASE METHOD: The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism two years ago launched a new program, the Knight Case Studies Initiative. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Initiative aims to give journalism educators a powerful new tool for the classroom. The Case Method--long familiar to students of business, medicine, law and other professions—is an interactive, discussion-based approach to learning which asks students to think for themselves by confronting them with real-life dilemmas of leadership, management and ethics. To see more about Case Method and journalism, go to: http://casestudies.jrn.columbia.edu - or e-mail Kirsten Lundberg at kol2101@columbia.edu