Depressing reading in a James Silver feature in The Times. The number of media studies places in British universities has gone up by 50 per cent in the past six years, but Silver found little or no interest in journalism or current affairs, and precious little general knowledge, in his New Media degree students. “Of nearly 60 students, only a couple had ever picked up a broadsheet.” The article smacks of snobbishness at times, but it does illustrate the difference in quality between “dumping ground” media studies courses in some colleges, and the more serious journalism degrees that are taught at others. This follow-up report in EPN World Reporter seeks to distinguish them.
(From The Times)