Educated for yesterday: Where do we go from here?

While journalism as a profession has been famously unscathed by the speed of technological innovations such as the emergence of robot journalism, less than 40% of journalists in Denmark believe that their study programme will guarantee them a job in the future.

My final report on the future of journalism education looks at the current state of the Danish job market and recent forms of educating journalists, and then analyses the demands made by the media and skill-set currently taught at the educational institutions that train Danish journalists. I have interviewed the three managers in the field of journalism education and four leading editors.

In short, the academics and editors agree that journalism programmes provide a foundation for good overall news journalism, but no more than that. Building on data and interviews, I suggest a new framework of five specialisations and make recommendations for the education of Danish journalists in the future.

Do you want to read the Danish resume? Then it is available here.