Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Journalism runs in my blood. At the age of 10 I started my first newspaper - The Eagle Report - and in university I was editor of the student newspaper. And as journalism has changed over the years, so have I. Hence my latest effort, this newsletter. I never went to j-school and this might have been a good thing, as journalism programs were slow to change and the people they trained are today among the third of journalism jobs in Canada that were lost between 2010 and 2017. This article chronicles that decline and how the schools are responding to the new digital era. I will say this: the best place to learn journalism is in a newsroom, doing journalism, and this remains as true today as in the days of cub reporters, and that's why we see the many collaborations between journalism schools and new media outlets reported in this article.

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