Young US journalist Brian Manzullo lays down three challenges to journalism students and those leaving training for the big, bad world:
1. Propose major curriculum adjustments to your journalism school – and get support;
2. Form a news start-up online and compete with the student newspaper;
3. Form a network of students that meets regularly to discuss readings and projects.
Why? Journalists need to make the most of their pre-professional experience, says Manzullo.
This industry needs more bold thinkers and innovators, and it really does start from the ground up. In school.