What’s The Point Of Journalism School, Anyway?

Indeed, Neon Tommy has broken enough charged stories that Ernest Wilson, the dean of USC’s Annenberg School, says he is both weary of taking complaining calls and proud the stories are having such an impact.

Wilson argues that good citizenship and a vibrant press are inextricably linked.

“If you look around the world, whether it’s a developed country or a developing country … if that country has a free and independent press it’s much more likely they’re going to be a democracy,” he says. “And I think those of us in [the] journalism education field have an obligation to help train people to provide information in the public interest.” Read More »