In an open letter to university presidents, a group of prestigious journalism school funders called for an overhaul of most programs. Citing the new digital realities of journalism, the letter recognizes the innovations of some universities while decrying the slow change of most.
Of the specifically mentioned institutions, Arizona State University and The Missouri School of Journalism were commended for adopting the “teaching hospital” method of learning by doing. Other universities were called out for snubbing potential professors who lacked advanced degrees but had long track records of professional experience.
Read analysis of the letter at On Philanthropy.