J-schools aren’t embracing new media: U.S. study

Journalism education is not keeping up with the new media demands of the industry, according to a survey of newspaper managing editors conducted by David Wendelken and Toni B. Mehling of James Madison University. Wendelken presented his findings at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications annual convention on August 10, citing costs, lack of new media teaching skills and student resistance as probable causes for the gap. In related news, the Cox Center’s annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates found that the US job market recovery that began two years ago seems to have stalled.