Tag: Journalism education

The great J-school debate, revisited

What exactly is the value of a journalism degree? Are J-schools really preparing students for the media jobs of the future? The questions aren’t new, but they’ve come up again in connection with the selection of a new dean for…

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Are J-school students really journalists?

If a journalism school offers real world experience, should the students who participate be protected by reporters’ privilege? That’s a key question in a case involving a professor and students at Northwestern’s Medill J-school. David Protess runs the school’s “Innocence…

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J-school requires iPhone

Why would the University of Missouri’s well-regarded journalism school make an iPhone or iPod Touch a requirement for all incoming students? My first guess was that Mizzou was making a new commitment to multimedia journalism and requiring an iPhone so…

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Why is J-school still popular?

The headlines are almost all gloomy. Layoffs, furloughs and budget cuts have decimated news organizations. Newspaper companies are filing for bankruptcy (the latest being the parent of the Chicago Sun-Times), or pulling the plug on print editions. TV stations are…

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J-schools revamp

At long last, journalism schools are changing what they teach in order to better prepare students for the media world that awaits them.  This fall, the University of North Carolina will launch what it calls a “new curriculum for a…

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Are J-schools doing the job?

Editor & Publisher is preparing a major feature for its June issue on the state of journalism education. Are young journalists receiving proper training for the new digital age? What do editors think about the quality of j-school grads they…

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