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The UWire Top 100

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats to those who made this list of top young journalists. Save the snark, please. There's plenty of that elsewhere.

    http://www.uwire100.com/
     
  2. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    Congrats to them. It's too bad they're good at a bad business. And that ain't snark.
     
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't (at least) one of our own on that list?
     
  4. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    It's too bad that of all the good, young college journalists I run into weekly around these parts, the worst of that group is included and the others are not.

    Congratulations to those on the list who are deserving of such recognition.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I recognize one of our own, yes.
    But I also agree with zebracoy. There are some in all these lists who don't deserve it -- maybe not because of talent, but tude.
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    ???
     
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    On the one hand, it's gratifying to see so many young journalists with so much potential.

    On the other hand, it's also disheartening to ponder the state of the industry they're trying to get into. Some of them may get in not because they're the best young journalist out there. They may get in at the expense of someone with experience and institutional memory because they're cheaper.

    I loved working with and mentoring budding journalists. I still enjoy it when I'm allowed to do so. But with so many jobs being slashed at so many media outlets, I have to wonder if journalism is even viable.

    And that's not snark. That's honest.
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Again, am I supposed to feel better if one of these people takes/has taken my job?
     
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    There's a girl that was on the list from my school. She has an impressive body of work from all the alternative publications at the University which is a refreshing change of pace. There's a stigma at my alma mater that you only write for those rags if you can't write for the Daily Paper which couldn't be more false. Lots of great writers at the other publications but they don't get their due respect because of the politics involved with the big paper.
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    The University of Kansas (6) has more than ...

    Mizzou (2)
    Syracuse (2) and
    Northwestern (1) combined.

    That doesn't seem right.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Right, no. Appropriate? Yes. While they turn out some fine candidates, admission to Mizzou, NW and Syracuse do not guarantee great journalists
     
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    I'll put it a different way.

    I have a hard time believing that 15% of the best student journalists in the country can be found at three institutions: Kansas (6), Indiana (5) and Penn State (4).

    There are a lot of major universities with solid journalism programs without even a single representative on that list. Again, that makes me question the selection process just a tad. (Not that it matters. There are no jobs out there for young journalists anyway.)
     
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