Journalism Schools Are Broken and Expensive—They Need to be Brought Back to Practical Reality

From a story on by Hanaa’ Tameez headlined “Journalism school is broken and expensive. Jessica Huseman will teach you for cheap(er.)”

In the fall of 2014, Jessica Huseman was starting her master’s in investigative journalism at Columbia University. She remembers having dinner with her cohort and “feeling like an idiot.”

“We were all sitting around and [program director Sheila Coronel] was like, ‘Let’s go around and talk about what you’re most excited to learn this year,’” Huseman, now the editorial director of Votebeat, recalled. “The first person goes, ‘I really want to get better at FOIA.’ And I was like, ‘The fuck is a FOIA?’”