Journalistenausbildung 2.0

Professor Quigley begins by explaining how blogs are becoming more important and asks if any of us have a blog. One hand slowly rises. It’s mine. None of the other students in the class have a blog. It comes as a shock to me that the students in a class about “how our generation is very much invested in the Internet” are not actually as involved. Again, perhaps I am an exception to the norm, but I like to think that having a blog is as normal as having a car.


But, surprisingly, NYU does not offer the kinds of classes I want. It continues to focus its core requirements around learning how to work your way up the traditional journalism ladder. Here is the thinking I find here:

1. Get an internship at a magazine or newspaper. “This is good for your resume.”
2. Bring the New York Times to class. The hard copy. “It’s the only way to get the news.”
3. Learn how to write for a magazine or newspaper. “Writing for blogs or websites is not journalism.”
4. Become an editor at a magazine or newspaper. “This is the only respectable position.”

Alana Taylor ist Journalismus-Studentin in New York. Auf PBS-MediaShift erzählt sie von ihren Erfahrungen in einer „NYU undergrad journalism class“. Siehe dazu auch: diesen Eintrag bei Christian Jakubetz

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Dirk von Gehlen ist Journalist, Autor, Vortragsredner. Er macht Neues bei der Süddeutschen Zeitung und schreibt einen monatlichen Newsletter zum digitalen Wandel, den man hier bestellen kann