Leaving a hole in newspaper education
Was trolling about looking for something and saw that ASNE has ended its Institute for Journalism Excellence, the program that put journalism professors into working newsrooms for seven weeks during the summer, plus gave them an update briefing on developments in the industry.
This time of turmoil seems to be exactly the time such a program is needed. If an industry already largely starved for R&D is relying on j-schools to turn out the people it needs for the future, I hope someone thinks about a replacement. It need not necessarily be an internship-like program. But it does have to foster the ties between the newsroom and the classroom so that the classrom stays updated.
The Knight Brothers' 21st Century News Challenge is good, but not enough.