Why journalists should welcome criticism from journalism profs

Dan Reimold

University of Tampa journalism professor and college media blogger Dan Reimold has five reasons, including “Professionals don’t know any better than professors.” He writes:

We are all lost in a swirl of journalism topsy-turvydom. No one – not I, [Henry] Blodget, [Tom] Foremski, [Tony] Rogers, Jay Rosen, Jill Abramson or anyone else– knows how it is all going to turn out. The best we can do– all of us who love, work, and live for journalism– is innovate, experiment, question, and assess where we stand, where we think we might be heading, and how we can do things better along the way.

* 5 reasons journalism professionals should accept feedback and criticism from journalism professors (College Media Matters)