J-School Confidential

Mediabistro.com has started a new series, to run throughout the 2007 year: J-School Confidential, filed by media experts in the making. The series will feature a rotating cast of emerging journos will take on that great media debate — to j-school or not to j-school — while chronicling their tales of learning the craft both in the academic settling and on the ground. They range from a writer who gave up a plum women’s magazine editor spot to pursue graduate training she hopes will lead to work as a cultural critic to an overachieving undergrad who breaks TV industry news and has his own news radio show, all on top of the government degree he chose to pursue instead of journalism coursework.
The first article in the series looks at the challenges that lie ahead for Katia Bachko, a dance magazine editor turned Columbia journalism student.