What Do You Think About Journalism School?

    by Mark Glaser
    November 18, 2011
    These folks graduated last June with broadcast journalism degrees. Was it worth it? Photo by "RickChung.com":http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickchung/5885103704/in/photostream/ via Flickr

    There is a long tradition of journalists winning awards but never attending journalism school — or even college, in the case of the late Peter Jennings. Now, in the digital age, there are good arguments for and against going to journalism school. In the pro camp, journalism schools can provide great training, experience and tech know-how before you get out into the real world. In the no-go camp, journalism schools cost too much and aren’t clued in to what it takes to succeed in a social-media obsessed, digital world. What do you think? Is journalism school a great way to start a career in journalism or can self-motivated folks teach themselves what they need to know? Vote in our poll or tell us more in the comments.

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