Ernest Wilson makes an important point in this essay on Poynter.org where he asks: Where are the J-Schools in the great debate over journalism’s future?
Everyone in the business, from professors to professional editors, has been too complacent. In j-schools and j-departments like mine, we are racing to master new skills, to figure out what to keep and what to jettison. The very basics of journalism must remain. But Wilson of the Annenberg school is right when he says we have to be more entrepreneurial and that we have to adapt or become irrelevant.
I am excited about what we are doing at Creighton. We have to keep pushing forward and keep bringing pieces together in different ways. We have to challenge each other and our students to take risks, now more than ever before.
It is time that someone called out journalism schools and departments.