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November 05, 2019

Learn To Code Watch: AP Celebrates #Woke Journ0lisming Students Who Bravely Soldier On Despite Having No Job Prospects In Dying Industry

Also notice that the Journ0lisming professors who are profiting from this scam -- and who need new marks to saddle with unpayable levels of debt in order to pay their own rent -- call this mindset "optimism."

Yes, yes, yes. Bernie Madoff also got the warm feels from the "optimism" demonstrated by the last entrants into his pyramid schemes, too!

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

By DAVID BAUDER

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore.

The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now prints three issues per week. Editor-in-chief Haley Robertson wonders where she'll find advertisers, worries about firing friends, and searches for alumni donors who will pay to send reporters on the road to cover the university’s sports teams.

These are problems not unlike those that bedevil executives two or three times her age -- evidence of how the news industry’s woes have seeped onto campuses that try to harness youthful energy and idealism to turn out professionals who can inform the world.


Meanwhile, college journalism educators are changing the way they teach in a race against obsolescence. They're emphasizing versatility and encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurship.

"Encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurism" = "get loan to buy a late-model sedan so you can work for Uber and Lyft"

After some brutal years, there are signs of life. Much as the journalistic pursuit of a crooked president in the 1970s inspired a generation, another leader who denounces reporters as enemies on a nearly daily basis has given birth to a new resolve: Enrollment in journalism programs is up.


"When I look at local news and see what’s happening, I'm pessimistic," said Kathleen Culver, journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. "When I look at 18- and 20-year-olds and see what they want to do, I'm optimistic."

So when you look at the actual real-world facts, you're pessimistic, but when you look at the delusions of naive and stupid 19 year olds, you feel "optimistic"?

Optimistic for what? Optimistic for your own economic prospects, given that the army of the ignorant seems inexhaustible?

...


"Seeing the layoffs and seeing newsroom cutbacks is really disheartening," Leffert said. "But what keeps me wanting to be a journalist and wanting to do it here is seeing the effect that the [Daily, or rather Triweekly, Orange] has. It's really cool and exciting."

Yes it's super-cool and interesting to be a Social Media Influencer. And it's even cooler to be a "journalist" to whom Twitter gives special prominence and protections.

This is all basically a racket to get idiots to spend $150,000 they can never pay back (and which will be paid by non- journalist taxpayers, ultimately) just to get a Blue Checkmark on Twitter.


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