Journalism skills gap

Saw this on the excellent Online Journalism Blog – a video taken at the Society of Editors 08 conference about the skills seen as desirable by media employers and by training and education providers.

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There’s a very interesting statistic at about 3m:30s in the video, which is the willingness of the different groups to compromise about their requirements. Guess who’s more flexible. Yep – employers. The education providers are noticeably more rigid about what they can and/or want to train. It’s another reason I think journalism training is not best handled in a university environment.

Why should this be so? Some thoughts here.


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