Journalism profession is changing

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 ‘job’ presents an increasing range of elements that need to be taught – and a decreasing amount of space to do so. In this context it’s about teaching ‘mindset, not skillset’, 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.