NYT: J-Schools playing catch-up

20 04 2009

Across the country, professors are hustling to figure out how to teach journalism at a time when the field is undergoing  a sweeping transformation.

“Catch-up” is right. This seems awfully slow on the uptake. Or maybe that’s  the Times more than the j-schools.

Last month, CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism told students they no longer had to commit to a track. “All media become one,” Jeff Jarvis, the director of its interactive program, wrote in a blog post.

That’s getting there, but again, this has been the obvious trend for  a decade. There’s a problem with populating j-school faculties with washed-out journalists.




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28 08 2009
J-schools sitting out debate over journalism’s future? « InfoMash

[…] The New York Times reported in April on J-schools trailing the transformation of their industry. I opined then that it had much to do with populating the faculty with washed out […]

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