I try to keep this about photojournalism/visual journalism/multimedia journalism and, occasionally, a bit of humor. If you’ve sat in my classroom, though, you know I’m concerned about journalism in general and journalism education at a pretty high level. To say I’ve bruised my brain while beating my head against a brick wall from time to time would be an understatement – let’s be honest, at some level my brain has the consistency of a blackberry smoothie.
So I’m on another committee, talking about curriculum review. This one’s different, but the details don’t matter yet – they’ll matter if it works. And I came across this Poynter Institute post by Ernest Wilson, who’s the dean of the journalism school at USC – and it says almost everything I want to say. So you should go read it, then give me specifics. I know we have to change, but change what?