But, I’ve heard enough from friends and colleagues. It seems most everything they learned, I learned while working at my college newspaper.
The journalism school at Temple University, like many other top j-schools, is chock full of talent. Temple is dripping with accomplished reporters, so I long decided j-school is for contacts, not knowledge.
That’s never more true than now, because, well, most all professors at j-schools are from an era that digitization is fast making irrelevant (There are many exceptions, two at Temple being here and here). The rules are broken and more than ever, journalism schools are repugnantly, distastefully, woefully far from leading students to careers, aside from the Temple name and, yes, the contacts they make.
I’m nearly a year out and embroiled in a freelance career, so I thought up a few classes I’d like to see j-schools teach.