America's Students Still Happy To Delay Work By Going to J-School

Good news: The Times reports that even though media as we know it is dying, demand for a degree in journalism still thrives among the nation's wealthy, aimless kids who aren't smart enough for law school. This month, j-schools "will churn out more graduates than ever into a job market that is perhaps more welcoming to entry-level multimedia-taskers than it is to veterans who began their careers hunting and pecking on Olivetti typewriters." Speaking of taskers, the article includes all the usual tropes about new technologies and varying content platforms, and, of course, lots of self-justificatory talk about "callings" and "sacrifices." In fact, the only thing this piece is missing is the obligatory quote from noted j-school expert Greg Lindsay. Apparently, taking a trip out to the airport is a little too much to expect from Kit Seelye.

Times Are Tough for News Media, but Journalism Schools Are Still Booming [NYT]
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