Recognized as an Innovative Journalism Educator

MediaShift published its EducationShift20 list, which honors innovative journalism educators. As the announcement states:

After receiving numerous nominations from our audience and voting as a MediaShift staff, EducationShift is thrilled to honor the inaugural EducationShift20 with a list that includes journalism faculty at college and high school levels, as well as educators affiliated with various organizations. These educators have made a significant mark on the discipline, with their colleagues, and of course, with students.

I’m thrilled to have made this list — especially given the impressive collection of educators who share in this honor, and given the recognition by both readers and the MediaShift staff.

Here’s the blurb about my work from the EducationShift announcement:

9. Elia Powers, Towson University

Elia Powers, an assistant professor of journalism and new media at Towson University, is a regular contributor on issues relating to audience engagement, teaching practices and sports, but he has tackled the all-important trend of news literacyoften in 2017 with progressive practices that educators can apply in their classrooms. His research on awareness of personalization and filtering among young people started larger conversations about how certain generations view news and how journalism can respond to these perceptions to deliver accurate and applicable information.

MediaShift also recognized innovators in digital media and leaders in media metrics. Both lists are filled with colleagues I admire greatly — and ones I’ve spoken to for MediaShift stories. Much thanks to everyone involved for this honor.