Journalism students aren’t receiving the education they need, says Eric Newton

You might have heard: Four major foundations launched a $1 million challenge fund to hack journalism education(Online News Association)

But did you know: Newton, a senior advisor to the Knight Foundation, argues that journalism education isn’t evolving fast enough to keep pace with technological change. Newton suggests that journalism students who aren’t receiving the education they need should challenge institutions from within. “If you are a student and do, why not become a change agent? If you win, you get the gold — the chance to remake journalism in this profoundly different digital age of communications,” Newton writes.

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