I find most of the stories, posts and debates about the future of journalism school tiresome, but sometimes there's one that catches my eye.
Thus, I recommend that you read Chris Lynch's post "What the reader elite means for journalism schools."
First, he approaches the subject from a fresh angle - the potential creation of a "reader elite" as information goes behind paywalls and (we think) stays there. (No guarantee of that, of course.) Lynch's take is that this elite is going to be better educated and more in tune with expertise journalism than with the disinterested observer model. Not sure I totally buy it; I think there will be a mix. But I definitely think young journalists are going to have to develop some kind of informational (not technology) specialty.
Second, the long thread of comments afterward has not degenerated into the usual flame-fest but has many well-reasoned (and just as passionate) opinions that make this truly a multidimensional post worth reading.
Labels: journalism education