My last column of the year focuses on the rising levels of income inequality in the United States and potential solutions to the problem.
While many argue that journalism is to be learned through experience and inherited through intuition, much can be gained from a classroom education. Today’s journalists must be well-versed not only in the classic skills of the field, but in the increasingly vital tangentials of technology and data that now play an active role in modern journalism. At the University of Notre Dame, the Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy minor presents the ideal opportunity for aspiring journalists to learn the essentials while simultaneously purusing additional courses of study in other realms. As many scholars and field experts note, truly great journalists often draw from a wealth of knowledge that spans much further than the specifics of the trade itself. With this holistic attitude in mind, the seven following courses encapsulate the “ideal” JED minor, to be paired with a major in a complementary field:
Chapters 7 through 10 of Christopher Daly’s Covering America cover forty-three years of journalistic history that include the nation’s worst depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and a president’s assassination. Accompanying these historical monuments are the simultaneous rises of nationally circulated magazines, radio technology, photojournalism, media stars, and television. As the United States develops as a country, the field of journalism continues to adapt as well, as new technologies and economic forces emerge.
Hello reader[s]. Welcome to my blog! As a fledgling blogger, I ask that you bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of this new art-form. At the moment, homegrown daydreams exists primarily for my Future of News class, but who knows where blogging will take me. Expect to see posts that explore the topics of journalism, new media, popular culture, Notre Dame, politics, current events, music, film, and whatever else grabs my attention on any given day. Thank you for stopping by!