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The Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute 2017

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. (picture: Cygnusloop99/Wikipedia)

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. (picture: Cygnusloop99/Wikipedia)

I’ve been chosen to take part in next week’s Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute, at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School in Phoenix. Hooray!

All the details are here. There are 12 lecturers from around the US, plus representatives from Mexico and the UAE, and me.

Part of the deal is that attendees are obliged to either be about to begin, or to have just started, a course in journalism entrepreneurship. I started my final year Journalism Innovation module in September, and with 52 students it’s taken up a lot of my time so far this academic year. But it’s been great fun, and I’m hoping next week’s sessions will really help me along the way with it. I’m actually holding two hackdays with the students not long after I’m back, so it’s pretty timely.

New Job Starts, Old Blog Ends

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I work here. Well, in a different building entirely as it happens, but you get the general idea.

This week I’ve started my new full-time job as a Lecturer in Journalism and Media at the University of Huddersfield. As well as teaching and research work, I’m going to be looking after admissions for the department from next month.

I’ll be keeping this blog updated more regularly with links to presentations and other material I’ve used in class, as well as the odd post about topical journalism issues.

Meanwhile, after four years I’ve stopped writing Like Father, Like Daughter, the blog of my time as a stay-at-home dad. Mainly because, well, I’m not a stay-at-home dad anymore. Sadly, this blog features 100% fewer pictures of ice cream.

New Job

I’m delighted to be joining the University of Huddersfield as Lecturer in Journalism and Media. I’ll be taking up the post later in the summer. I’m very much looking forward to getting started!