When Columbia Graduate School of Journalism dean Nicholas
Lemann accidentally emailed out his own self-evaluation
last week, students got a glimpse into how schools are responding to critique
of journalism education. The debate about whether to approach journalism as an
intellectual pursuit or as a craft has been with us a long time, as evidenced
by this 1993 New Republic broadside, J-School Ate My Brain.
Since that time, there’s been plenty of thoughtful reflection on The Role of J-Schools
in a Changing Media World
, much of which can be found in our J-Schools in
the News
section.

When Columbia Graduate School of Journalism dean Nicholas
Lemann accidentally emailed out his own self-evaluation
last week, students got a glimpse into how schools are responding to critique
of journalism education. The debate about whether to approach journalism as an
intellectual pursuit or as a craft has been with us a long time, as evidenced
by this 1993 New Republic broadside, J-School Ate My Brain.
Since that time, there’s been plenty of thoughtful reflection on The Role of J-Schools
in a Changing Media World
, much of which can be found in our J-Schools in
the News
section.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.