What’s the point of journalism school?

“If there’s one thing a journalism school expects of its students, it is the ability to pose a tough question.

“Orion de Nevers, a freshman at the University of Southern California, serves up this one: Why would anyone major in journalism at all?”

  • Excerpt from NPR

My comment:

Journalism is (finally) being decoupled from newspapers and magazines. Print distribution is going away. Critical thinking and compelling expression skills can be acquired in many ways other than journalism school.

Just do it. Write a blog, shoot and edit video, curate topics of interest. The traditional gatekeepers are not needed. Just do it.

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