Sunday, April 7, 2013

An ironic twist on the journalism crisis

Here's an irony on mainstream journalism's downward spiral: it's actually helping journalism schools boost their enrollment.

According to a recent article in Crain's New York Business, many of the so-called "j-schools" are helping future potential journalists develop technical skills, as opposed to actual journalism-related skills like storytelling (and news writing), in order to compete in an ever-tightening job market.

If that wasn't enough, the same article in Crain's reports that the recent job fair hosted by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism had a record 135 companies taking part in it.  

Which shows, that even in the toughest of times, media companies and organizations still need talented, not to mention technically savvy, people to produce the news that many of us still take for granted, whether it's on air, on paper, online, and (increasingly) on mobile devices.

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