Friday, March 16, 2012

Journalism as a good idea

How could I not link to a post titled: Why studying journalism is still a good idea?

The essay by journalism student Mona Zhang on 10,000 Words blog starts by acknowledging the economic weaknesses of some of the key areas employing journalists, but then talks about the skills -- and their marketability. For example, she says correctly, Internet and online publishing are among the top three growing industries, and the study of journalism prepares students for careers in those fields. Writing. Reporting. Knowing the right questions to ask. These are very marketable -- and useful skills.

So there are lots of reasons to study journalism. And a third of our Journalism graduates last year got newspaper jobs with another third getting jobs in other forms of journalism, proving the value of the skills taught.

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