Monday, October 18, 2010

NPR: What's the Point of Journalism School, Anyway?

NPR has an interesting piece on why students spend thousands of dollars to get a degree that prepares them for what many believe is dying profession.

Several people in the report question the conventional wisdom that journalism is on the skids.

"It's a renaissance, a re-creation," says Geneva Overholser, director of journalism at the USC Annenberg School, where NPR based its story. "I don't mean to sound blithe about this," she says. "It's unsettling, but my favorite word for it — and I'll carry this one all the way – is promising. And these students know that they're going to re-create it."

What do you think? If you're a journalism major, why do you go to j-school? What do you expect to do with the degree when you graduate?

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