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They’re not a majority, based on a new look at education data, but they are wildly overrepresented.
Thanks to a $10 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies announced Thursday, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY will cover full tuition for half of its class starting in August 2025.
“If AI is indeed a white-collar job eater, then an ancient blue-collar convention might be in order.” Jennifer Coogan
“If you decide that maybe journalism school isn’t a great fit for you, then take every opportunity to build up the skills that you will need in journalism outside of your curriculum.”
“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.