Why Journalism Education Has Much More Progress to Make

In  a 2015 report, The Future Today Institute founder and CEO Amy Webb wrote that she was, “deeply concerned about the future of journalism education in America.”

The report, “How To Make J-school Matter (Again),” identified six challenges in journalism education and concluded the value of a journalism degree does not matter as much as it should. The report offered a path forward, including retooling curricula and coursework, and working to partner with industry to “set a vision and course for the next 25 years of journalism.”

As a 2010 J-school grad myself, I’ve wondered whether J-schools are keeping pace with changes in the journalism industry. Speaking with experts on the topic, it became clear that progress is slow, but it’s there.

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