News21 launched a web-based resource center to share tools colleges and universities can use to advance the way they teach journalism.
Resources include class syllabi and materials from the 12 participating universities, as well as training sessions and guidance on encouraging innovation.
News21 is a program of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. The initiative is an effort to improve student skills in reporting and digital media.
Student work from the program is available online, as well as an 'Explore and Compare' feature where visitors can view and comment on different presentation methods of the same story.
News21 entered its fifth year, and Kristin Gilger, executive editor of the national program and associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, said 'we're ready to share what we learned with other schools.'