Knight Foundation today issued an open letter to university presidents urging changes in journalism education. Here’s some statements and arguments in the letter which may be of interest to journalism educators:
In this new digital age, we believe the “teaching hospital” model offers great potential. At its root, this model requires top professionals in residence at universities.
Schools that do not update their curriculum and upgrade their faculties to reflect the profoundly different digital age of communication will find it difficult to raise money from foundations interested in the future of news.
ACEJMC should develop accreditation standards that spotlight the importance of technology and innovation.
Journalism funders agree that academia must be leading instead of resisting the reform effort.
The journalism profession is undergoing tremendous changes – how should journalism education catch up?