Study: Journalists and instructors differ on most important skills

Professors at journalism schools think teaching multimedia is a necessity, but working journalists say that’s burying the lede.

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For example, with photography, regarded by many as an essential skill for today’s smartphone-wielding journalists, 53 percent of professionals said that the ability to shoot and edit photographs was important to very important as opposed to 79 percent of educators. There was also a gap between pros and educators regarding the use of audio where only 38 percent of professionals said the skills needed to record and edit audio were important as compared to more than 70 percent of educators.

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