Choosing the right journalism school or program is more challenging than ever, given the changes in the industry and the uncertainty about the future of journalism as we know it. This new media journalist and blogger has some useful advice for prospective j-school students about picking the right school. Pat Thornton’s advice is for students in the U.S. but, in many ways, could apply in Canada, too. His suggestions should also serve as a warning to schools everywhere that a reputation earned in another era does not mean a school will serve students well in today’s world.

Choosing the right journalism school or program is more challenging than ever, given the changes in the industry and the uncertainty about the future of journalism as we know it. This new media journalist and blogger has some useful advice for prospective j-school students about picking the right school. Pat Thornton’s advice is for students in the U.S. but, in many ways, could apply in Canada, too. His suggestions should also serve as a warning to schools everywhere that a reputation earned in another era does not mean a school will serve students well in today’s world.

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