Journalism and Academia: How They Can Work Together

Scheuer, Jeffrey
September 2007
Nieman Reports;Fall2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p79
The article talks about the combination of journalism and academia. Knowledge are formulated by journalists by knitting facts to contexts. Journalists need analytic and critical as well as narrative skills and substantive knowledge. A wide range of academic subjects are potentially related to journalism, which include history, politics, law, economics, business, sociology, psychology and the sciences. History is considered as the most relevant of all the subjects. According to the author, a master's degree in any of these subjects would be more useful than a degree in journalism per se.


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