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Ruminations on Journalism Schools As Columbia Turns
By Orville Schell
Orville Schell is the dean of
the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California, Berkeley.
He is the author of 14 books nine about China, including Virtual
Tibet, Mandate of Heaven, and Discos and Democracy. He has also
written widely about Asia for Wired, The New York Review of
Books, the New Yorker, Harper's, Newsweek and
other national magazines.
Journalism Education Out of the Way
By Betty Medsger
Betty Medsger, a former Washington
Post reporter, was the head of the Department of Journalism at San
Francisco State University and founder of its Center for Integration and
Improvement of Journalism. The author of three books, she lives in New
York and is a free lance writer and journalism education consultant, most
recently in China.
Journalism and the Republican Subject: Or, the Real American Dream and
What Journalism Educators Can Do About It
By Robert Manoff
Robert Manoff is Director of the Center
for War, Peace, and the News Media, an interdisciplinary center affiliated
with the Department of Journalism at NYU. He is the former managing editor
of Harper's and the Soho News, the senior editor of MORE,
and the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Still Dodges the Big Questions: A View From Australia
By Michael Bromley
Michael Bromley is Professor and Head
of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. A former
daily newspaper journalist in the UK, he was the Howard Marsh Visiting
Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan in 2000-2001.
the Quintessential Knowledge Profession, has an Information Problem
by Vartan Gregorian
Vartan Gregorian is president of the Carnegie
Corporation. He previously served as president of Brown University and,
earlier, as president of the New York Public Library and provost of the
University of Pennsylvania. As a young man, he was a contributing journalist
to major Armenian newspapers in Iran, where he grew up. This
essay appeared as the introduction to The Business of News: A Challenge
for Journalism's Next Generation, written by Cynthia Gorney and published
by Carnegie. Gregorian's essay is used by permission.
The full report, summarizing a conference among
key players in journalism and journalism education, is available here.
to Retire All the Old Arguments About Journalism School
by William Serrin
William Serrin is an associate professor of
journalism at New York University, and has reported for, among others,
the Detroit Free Press
and the New York Times.
He is the author of Homestead: The Glory
and Tragedy of an American Steel Town,
edited The Business of Journalism,
and, with his wife, Judith Serrin, edited Muckraking!
The Journalism That Changed America.
is Thinkology. Now How Do You Teach That?
by Les Gura
Les Gura, a journalism graduate from both NYU
(bachelors) and Columbia (Master), has been a writer and editor for more
than 20 years. He is currently the metro editor of the Winston-Salem
Journal in North Carolina. He was previously city editor of the Hartford
Courant, and has taught journalism at two universities.
Crisis is Not in Here, But Out there: Journalism as Pedagogy
by James Traub
James Traub writes for the New York Times
Magazine. He is the author of City on a Hill: Testing the American
Dream at City College (Perseus, 1995) and is at work on a book about
Difference Does a Journalism Education Make?
by Theodore L. Glasser
Theodore L. Glasser, a press scholar, is current
president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
(AEJMC), the main professional organization in the field. He directs the
Graduate Program in Journalism at Stanford University. His books include
Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue,
written with James Ettema of Northwestern University.
Windbags Won't Do Much Without the Young
by Jon Katz
Jon Katz is a media critic and author. He has worked for CBS News,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He
has written for Rolling Stone, Wired, and the websites Hotwired and Slashdot
Heresy for Every Verity: What If Columbia's Team of Journalism All-Stars
Went to School?
by Cole C. Campbell
Cole C. Campbell, former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and
The Virginian-Pilot, is the editor, with Roy Peter Clark, of The Values
and Craft of American Journalism: Essays from the Poynter Institute
(Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002).
Provost's Advice on Bollinger's Quest
by G. Stuart Adam
G. Stuart Adam is the former Director of the School of Journalism at
Carleton University in Ottawa and the University's current Vice-President
(Academic) and Provost. He is author of Notes Towards a Definition
It Down, Go Eclectic: J-School Should Stop Getting in the Way of a Real
by Dan Kennedy
Dan Kennedy is a contributing writer for the Boston Phoenix, and the
2001 winner of the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press
Criticism. He is currently writing a book, Little People: A Father
Reflects on His Daughter's Dwarfism -- and What It Means to Be Different,
to be published by Rodale in the fall of 2003.
Bollinger's Course on the American Press
Journalism With A Scholar's
by Jay Rosen
Jay Rosen is chairman of the department of journalism and mass communication
at New York University and author of What Are Journalists For? (Yale
University Press, 1999).
by Brooke Kroeger
Brooke Kroeger is associate professor of journalism at New York University
and the author of Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist and
Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst.
Needs to Consider Trollopian Retooling
by Ron Rosenbaum
Ron Rosenbaum is the author of Explaining Hitler. His work has
in many magazines, such as Harper's, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and the
New York Times Magazine. His latest book is The Secret Parts
Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms.
A J-School Manifesto
by Mitchell Stephens
Mitchell Stephens, a professor of journalism and mass communication at
New York University, is the author most recently of the rise of the
image the fall of the word. He is also the author of a reporting textbook,
Writing and Reporting the News.
Wimps of the Roundtable
and Other Challenges for Journalism Schools
by Wayne Robins
Wayne Robins is an associate editor at Editor & Publisher magazine.He
has journalism degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder (B.S.1972),
and New York University (M.A., 1999). He was the Elizabeth Arden-Chen Sam
Fellow in NYU's Cultural Reporting and Criticism program (1997-1998), and
taught Critical Writing at NYU in 1998 and 1999.
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