I have always trusted that higher ed will be a leader in how journalism will look in the future. There are so few environments where you can experiment and push ideas forward like a higher ed environment. The problem: Higher ed runs in committees. Agile changes are rare.
So the Missouri School of Journalism is spending a lot of time talking about how we can be more agile. Should it be focused on a change in curriculum? Should it be a change in focus for the faculty? Should we move forward with more partnerships with the journalism industry? Should the journalism school work on more interdisciplinary partnerships?
So I’m trying to take some time to envision the future and what kind of faculty structure would change the way we teach. What would you do if you had a blank slate and the chance to teach journalism?