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