J-Schools Reboot for Next-Generation Needs
Posted: 5/27/2014 | By: Meg Heckman | NetNewsCheck
Those summer interns who just arrived in newsrooms across the nation may
be enrolled in journalism schools, but the schools likely little
resemble the j-schools their supervisors attended.
Journalism education — much like journalism itself — is in the middle of
a massive reboot, one with the potential to redefine how news is
produced and consumed in the decades to come. Students still learn the
basics, but computer coding and entrepreneurship often are taught
alongside copy editing and beat reporting. Digital is the default, and
the most innovative schools are churning out students with skills
newsrooms may not yet know how to use.