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Wednesday, June 02, 2004
 

What J-school teaches: be afraid, be very afraid


Every five minutes, it seems, some student rag or another is getting the Mugabe treatment for failing to go along.

An op-ed in Newsday today rounds up some cases, and bewails the fact that the current, timid news media is unlikely to get an injection of gumption from new entrants if the lesson they're taught by college authorities is, If you know what's good for you, don't rock the boat [1].

The writer suggests parents steer students away from such schools; I wonder, though, whether there are any schools that positively embrace press freedom in their own back-yard.

There should be some kind of survey, surely...

  1. On the other hand, it does lower students' expectations to meet the level of professional realities in the real world. That's a valid educational goal, isn't it?


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