Newspapers and magazines are laying off journalists left and right. Well, would be shocked to find out that journalism school applications are up by as much 38 percent at Columbia and 20 percent at Stanford. Should anyone trust your abilities to collect and summarize information if you pay exorbitant tuition to be trained in a dying profession? Think about it. People with graduate degrees in journalism were paid like $40,000 before the great newspaper and magazine die-off. So why pay $35,000 per year to get a journalism degree now!? Just throw $100 bills into a bonfire or a fireplace or something. Much easier.
“Pubs” in the title of the post refers to publications, not bars. Ironically, that is where these new journalists will likely end up. Sadly reevaluating their lives.
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