Linda Perlstein discusses education and writing, with occasional detours into pop culture and food.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Journalism: dying field, endangered course?
Corey Jones of the Topeka Capital-Journal reports on Kansas eliminating funds for high school journalism class because it’s not a growth field. The funding has been provided through vocational streams, which is why it is at risk. But why isn’t it funded as an English class? As a profession, journalism cannot be any more endangered than humanities scholar, but students still learn Shakespeare.