Paul Bradshaw (posted by Sarah Hartley) has an excellent post on the Online Journalism Blog about the worth of journalism degrees in light of the changing character of journalism as a profession. Best line:
The increasingly diverse nature of the journalism â€˜jobâ€™ presents an increasing range of elements that need to be taught – and a decreasing amount of space to do so. In this context itâ€™s about teaching â€˜mindset, not skillsetâ€™, as Kevin Anderson, Mark Comerford, Andy Dickinson, David Cohn and others pointed out.
As my students would know from last semester’s first year journalism course I taught… Having a certain mindest is a skill though.