Based on a range of courses and tipsheets, this platform ( aims at sharing inspiration and ideas among European universities and journalism schools.

The platform  serves as an introduction to – and abstract of – a series of model courses and very concrete tipsheets, of all which have been selected and evaluated by members of the IJIE consortium.

The State of the Art report and its recommendations were the main outputs from the IJIE project in 2014. By expanding and developing from the findings and recommendations in the report, we have established a range of hands-on and realistic tipsheets from our own teaching, along with a description of selected model courses from other universities and journalism schools. As such, this report can serve as a catalogue of inspiration, including relevant tips and teaching material.

The tipsheets and model course descriptions are available in their entirety online, including links and contact details. Although the IJIE project officially finishes by the end of June 2015, we expect the collected resources to survive and even be further developed and shared also after this deadline.

Headlines from the findings and suggestions in this report, and from the Work Package 4, include:

  • Large cross-platform newsrooms of 70-80 students.
  • External partnerships and university publications.
  • Motivation and learning: The power of media related topics.
  • Newsroom design – the physical space for teaching integrated journalism skills
  • Collaboration: group size and group composition.
  • Entrepreneur-ship and intrapreneur-ship – competitive and real-life.
  • Social media: The new ethics.
  • Social Media – professional profiles for journalists.
  • The journalism teachers’ professional development and commitment.
  • Computer programming – anarchy and short-cutting the Event-based teaching.