Get out of journalism school

I wish I had finished this post draft, although I understand why I didn’t as I was busy the entire fall “semester” last year with applications to…that’s right! J-schools!

That is, what should students get out of journalism school?

The plight of J-schools to be relevant, let alone useful, in the shifting industry has been the topic of recent polling, musing and, of course, blogging.

To take a serious crack at this discussion, the first step is to throw out the idea of the journalism degree and to replace it with the notion of a multi-disciplinary discourse on the myriad aspects of the theory and application of the profession, institution and public service that is journalism.


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