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Media Finally Scores Academia
Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On August 9, 2013 @ 12:41 pm In News | No Comments
At Accuracy in Academia and our big sister group Accuracy in Media  we endeavor to give both of those institutions constructive criticism. Ergo, it amuses us to see them turn on each other.
Usually, reporters speed-dial their favorite tenured professors when they want a learned sound bite. Professors, in turn, hector their students to read the New York Times.
Completing the symbiotic relationship, journalism schools train journalists. Thus, the powers-that-be at the Poynter Institute  must have reacted with shock and awe when they found out how little assignment editors thought of that training:
The quotes they collected from both sides give some idea of the disconnect between classroom and newsroom:
Twenty years ago, Michael Lewis  did a devastating critique of, arguably, the most famous journalism training program in the U. S.—at Columbia University entitled, “J-School Ate My Brain.” Apparently j-schools are still gorging.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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