POYNTER: Why is journalism undervalued in America’s high schools?

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Poynter reports that, at least in one U.S. state, journalism is not considered an essential subject.

My main findings, published in the report, “The Journalism Pipeline: The state of journalism in New Jersey high schools,” boil down to this: Journalism education looks remarkably different from one high school to another. In some schools the curriculum is robust and impressive, linking classroom instruction with hands-on experience at a thriving multi-platform student news organization.

In other schools, journalism education exists, but erratically.

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