journalism http://tspr.org en Blocking the Poor From the Field of Journalism http://tspr.org/post/blocking-poor-field-journalism <p>The Shop Talk panelists discuss whether journalism is a profession that’s becoming dominated by elites.</p><p></p><p>The conversation was sparked by an MSNBC piece: <a href="http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/12/how-class-barriers-in-the-media-can-distort-the-news-you-read/" target="_blank">How lower-income Americans are shut out of journalism</a>. The article points out how future success in journalism can depend on attending the right college and making the right connections.&nbsp; Such opportunities are not always available to those from low income backgrounds.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:55:59 +0000 Rich Egger 29145 at http://tspr.org Blocking the Poor From the Field of Journalism Turning Experts into Journalists http://tspr.org/post/turning-experts-journalists <p></p><p>The panelists discuss an experiment at the University of Toronto to turn experts into journalists rather than journalists into experts.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:42:28 +0000 Rich Egger 23694 at http://tspr.org Turning Experts into Journalists Shop Talk - July 10 http://tspr.org/post/shop-talk-july-10 <p>The panelists talk about whether journalism is the best major for students who want to be reporters.<br /><br />While it might seem obvious that a journalism degree would be best for a reporter, panelist Lisa Kernek points out a broad liberal arts education is required because reporters need to know about a lot of different things. She majored in history and found that provided a good background for being a journalist.<br /> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:56:22 +0000 Rich Egger 18035 at http://tspr.org Shop Talk - July 10