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“We’re running this like a clinical program. It’s more like a medical residency than a j-school.”
Sure, your average college freshman isn’t ready for Page 1. But having them work together through collective reporting can make it easier to get good work in front of a real audience, this journalism professor argues.
It’ll take a new generation of academic leadership — willing to incur the wrath of faculty, the greater university, alumni, industry, and analysts — to break through the old ways we train journalists.
Plus: Google and censorship, The Wall Street Journal turns 125, and the rest of this week’s news about journalism and tech.
“Journalism education has come to the same ominous inflection point that journalism itself has reached — and the stakes are just as high.” Jon Marcus
Journalism graduates need to be prepared to work intelligently on the platforms that will carry their work, according to the Texas State professor.
UC Berkeley’s cutting loose Mission Local doesn’t recognize that audience building, community outreach, and partnerships are core to the modern journalists’ work.
Once lauded as an early example of the teaching hospital model of journalism education, Mission Local will now fend for itself outside the j-school.
Plus: the latest in government surveillance, studies on online anonymity and campaign journalism, and the rest of the week’s future-of-news news.