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Higher Ed in the News

Revamped journalism courses attracting record enrollments

September 22, 2009

At a time when the newspaper industry is in free fall and thousands of jobs are being cut each year, one would think that the halls of the nation's journalism schools would be extremely quiet. Think again.

Part of the draw for students still flocking to journalism schools is a new generation of courses retooled for new media. The same rapidly changing technology that is creating headaches for many media executives appeals to the latest generation of students.

Bill Grueskin, who left his job as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online last year to become dean of academic affairs at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, believes some students see opportunity in the industry turmoil.

Journalism schools are also trying to give students the tools they need to invent new models of the profession.

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