Came across Brian’s weblog and noticed this post about j-school and what learning matters:
“What I?m getting for my tuition is, ideally, the same I would have been getting 30 years ago. I?m not here to learn how to use WordPress as much I am here to learn how to write. I?m not here to learn how to use InDesign as much as I am here to learn what makes a good magazine page layout. While the medium may change, the basic elements of educating an intelligent, insightful, talented journalist stay the same. Great research skills. Great writing skills. A dedication to honesty and truth. These are the guiding forces of what made a good journalist 30 years ago, what makes one today and what will make one 30 years from now.

… In fact, I think it is the very change in media ? from radio to television to internet and beyond ? that keeps young people interested in journalism. As the number of media outlets expands, so too will the amount of people willing and capable of being good journalists.”

Came across Brian’s weblog and noticed this post about j-school and what learning matters:
“What I?m getting for my tuition is, ideally, the same I would have been getting 30 years ago. I?m not here to learn how to use WordPress as much I am here to learn how to write. I?m not here to learn how to use InDesign as much as I am here to learn what makes a good magazine page layout. While the medium may change, the basic elements of educating an intelligent, insightful, talented journalist stay the same. Great research skills. Great writing skills. A dedication to honesty and truth. These are the guiding forces of what made a good journalist 30 years ago, what makes one today and what will make one 30 years from now.

… In fact, I think it is the very change in media ? from radio to television to internet and beyond ? that keeps young people interested in journalism. As the number of media outlets expands, so too will the amount of people willing and capable of being good journalists.”