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“What I want is for them is to be absolutely confident. That’s what I want. Confidence in their skills and to feel confident that they will be valued both for their lived experience, and for their expertise as professionals.”
One lesson from pandemic times is that journalism education doesn’t have to happen in person, and remote learning can open up more opportunities for journalists to launch their own products.
“I’m not so much interested in specific skills as dispositions. Are we helping people be able to learn really fast, so when things do change they can move with it without completely freaking out?”
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 graduates need to be prepared to work intelligently on the platforms that will carry their work, according to the Texas State professor.
Plus: Heartbleed exposes the Internet’s vulnerability, the alleged decline of the mobile web, and the rest of the week’s must-reads in journalism and tech.
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.