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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.
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.
Think of it as a twist on the teaching model for journalism education: Rather than students producing local news, it’s established professors offering their part-time expertise — at a cost savings for news organizations.
The model is gaining ground in many journalism schools, but two professors argue won’t help future journalists — or the industry they’re entering — adapt to change.
Plus: More details on the Journal Register Co.’s bankruptcy, new ideas on j-school training, and the rest of the news in media and tech this week.
The Knight Foundation’s Newton says “universities must be willing to destroy and recreate themselves to be part of the future of news.”