Amy Webb on how to recast journalism education for the knowledge economy

Futurist Amy Webb spent her Nieman Visiting Fellowship creating a blueprint for journalism schools to rethink their approaches to preparing future journalists. This excerpt from a forthcoming e-book touches on the overall vision and some themes, focusing exclusively on accredited undergraduate schools that offer journalism majors. Webb’s blueprint suggests a shift in mindset on what courses should be taught (e.g. more liberal arts, including macro and microeconomics along with statistics) and a shift in learning structures (e.g. two semesters of a “Newsroom Co-Op,” sometimes over an internship requirement) and a shift in culture of leadership and administration.