The Death of Real Journalism

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Chris and Ryan: Perhaps the best advice I ever got in college came in my freshman year. I was interested in a career in journalism, and spoke to one journalism prof who told me: if you really want to be a journalist, do NOT major in journalism. Find a substantive area in which to study: history, economics, philosophy, etc. He was right, of course. Most of the journalism grads I have seen – whether on TV, print media, or in my law school classrooms – know how to lay out a front page, but have little awareness of what is truly relevant to place there.

11:24 am on May 20, 2009