Re-Envisioning Higher Education for Florida

In a recent Huffington Post article, Peter M. Shane purposed a new vision for higher education in America. Here is the driving question I found intriguing:

“What would it mean to build the theory and practice of journalism into the very DNA of American higher education? How would it affect communities to see a flowering of news outlets grounded in local universities, colleges, and community colleges?”

”For starters, it seems to me that journalism-centered liberal arts education would respond simultaneously to three major social problems. One is the shortfall in local news production around the country. The second is the well-documented deficiency in college student writing. The third is the low level of Americans’ civic literacy, their knowledge about how social institutions work and who makes the policy decisions that affect their lives.”

Read the full article from Huffington Post HERE

What are your thoughts about this article? Could Florida be the first to create “an entire program of liberal education that takes as its central theme the idea that the new media phenomenon is potentially making everyone a journalist?”

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