Sunday, February 1, 2009

News execs: Journalism students need skill variety

Publishers say journalism students who can work in multimedia formats and are versatile storytellers will be in the strongest position to start out in the changing newspaper industry.

Eighty-six Midwestern editors and publishers shared their views on journalism students' skills with The Associated Press in advanced of a job fair this weekend in Indiana.

The Columbus Dispatch's managing editor, Alan Miller, says the good news for college students is that they've grown up with types of technology they'll have to use.

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