Are new grads more qualified?

Steve Klein writes for Poynter that the combined newsroom that USAToday announced yesterday validates his perspective as a J-school professor.

What that means, at least for journalism students like mine at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is that the cross-platform skill set we — and many other schools — had been preaching and now teach is a practical necessity in today’s newsrooms. It’s no longer just about anticipating and preparing for the future. It truly is fast becoming the nature of practicing media in the USA today — as USA Today has come to realize.
I couldn’t agree more. This is the big threat to people currently working in newsrooms around the country — mid-career folks who are terrified that recent grads are now more qualified for THEIR jobs.

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