Journalism Schools: Are They Needed?

Journalism Schools: Are They Needed?

Debating the value of journalism training

Journalism schools: Are they needed? Or at least, are they needed anymore?  Columbia Journalism ReviewCap explores these questions by presenting three points of view — yes, no, and depends on the cost. Here at Goldman & Associates, our media relations team consists entirely of former reporters. All of us learned on the job, rather than in school. We opt for the “depends on the cost” position.  However, regardless of the price tag (which can reach an estimated six figures for Columbia’s master’s program), applications to J-schools have increased significantly in recent years. This debate won’t be over any time soon.