[UPDATED] Students: You have to get out of the classroom to learn journalism

David Schick’s advice to journalism schools:

Require journalism students to publish some work in a legitimate publication. Whether that be a college newspaper, local daily, or weekly alternative. For arguments’ sake, most legitimate publications won’t accept the typical BS that some times passes in J-school classes.

Eric Oliver says his j-school doesn’t focus enough on writing:

I received the education I truly wanted in writing and reporting with the Marquette Tribune. I consider the day I joined the Tribune to be the day when my college career actually started.

* No, j-schools aren’t teaching the right skills (reportschick.com)
* College of Communication needs to rediscover writing (marquettewire.org)

Update: My Facebook friends and subscribers have a lot to say about this.