#wjchat: Rebooting Journalism Schools

    by Lauren Simonis
    December 17, 2013
    It's important to know what we expect of journalism schools before we consider fixing them.

    With changes in the field of journalism, it’s important to take a look at how new professionals are learning their skills in journalism and communication schools. In early December, #wjchat focused on what journalism schools are doing right and wrong, as well as ways to improve journalism education, with special guest Eric Newton from the Knight Foundation.

    Below is a Storify curation of highlights from the chat.

    "J-schools should train students to be seekers and sharers of truth in the public interest, in all flavours of journalism." [email protected]


    Lauren Simonis is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Journalism and English. She is an intern for the EducationShift section at PBS MediaShift.

    Tagged: #wjchat education journalism journalism education journalism school twitter
    • King-Stanley-Krauter

      Journalism schools should teach reporters how to communicate like teachers instead of entertainers.

      Consider our tax code. There have been many news reports on our tax code since the 1986 reforms but nothing was done to stop Congress from creating at least one new tax deduction for every lobbyist with a campaign contribution. So all of the hard work by many reporters was a complete waste of time. Their only positive accomplishment was to entertain the publics. But reporters won’t change their professional standards of journalism because they don’t care about their failure to communicate, And my comment will be ignored by all of the pseudo experts who contributed to the above orgy of narcissism.

      • Doctor Who

        Entertainers like Al Sharpton on MSNBC, Pirece Morgan at CNN, and Bill O’Reley on Fox. Bleech.

    • Doctor Who

      Narcissism is what everyone who writes here, goes by.

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