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If Things Are As Bad As We All Think...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Sammi, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Sammi

    Sammi Member

    Why is Syracuse starting a Sports Communications Emphasis? And why is Arizona State expanding its sports journalism focus? https://asunews.asu.edu/20121026_sportsreporting

    Surely, it's not simply to suck money out of unsuspecting parents' wallets. Is it?
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    More and more ex-journalists going into the teaching profession?
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Not understanding the question. Sports media isn't going away.
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Sports coverage is still prominent. It's just shifting, especially in the medium it's delivered. I don't think I'd want to enter sports journalism right now, but I probably shouldn't have when I did.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The most baffling part of the last five years in journalism has been the record enrollment levels at J-schools. I'd never pay for it for my kids, but you can't fault the schools for meeting demand.

    Also, people deciding to get into these fields are people operating under the "money doesn't matter, I want to enjoy life" mindset common to younger people. It usually doesn't dawn on people for at least 10 more years that money does, in fact, matter.
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    In terms of shear numbers, there are more journalism positions out there than at any time in my lifetime. Certainly far more than when I was in school. When you think of all the extra outlets online and such, far more. Used to be a town might have one newspaper (or two if it was a big city) and 2-3 TV stations and that was it.

    Now, more than ever, journalism isn't limited to just newspapers.

    As for jobs available after graduation, well, that's something being talked about students in plenty of majors. I wouldn't particularly want to be a college student right now. But if I were, you still have to move forward in pursuit of whatever.
  7. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    10 years? Shit. About a month after I took my first job, I thought, "Hey, strong financial footing and not living in the middle of nowhere are profoundly underrated things."
  8. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    If I'd have had any idea 25 years ago about how journalism would be inundated by mindless, moronic fanboys with no ability, no professionalism, no education and no ethics, I'd have never gotten into this field. Period.
  9. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Newspapers are dying.

    Journalism is not.

    Overstaffing is a thing of the past.

    Sports coverage is not.
  10. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    You misunderstand my statement. I'd be more than happy to write for an online publication, print publication or do video or audio were it the same media today as it was 25 years ago. It's changed, though, for the worse. Never seen so many hacks and illiterate idiots in this business in all my life. I used to be proud to tell people I was a member of the media. Now it's embarrassing.

    Again, I'd never gotten into any media had I any clue of what was coming down the pipe. Nothing but fanboys and backslappers.
  11. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    I agreed with your above post.

    It's the premise of the thread I'm responding to.
  12. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Ooops. My bad. Carry on.
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