I’ve already put this out at Wired Journalists and over Twitter (with no responses so far), so I figured I’d go for the trifecta and blog it, too.
I’m doing some deep thinking about work experience for college journalists. We currently require a four-week work experience for our second-year students which is done as part of their spring semester, but I’m not sure this is the most effective way of getting students into newsrooms.
So I’m putting out the question to educators and students: what works for work experiece? Does it work at all? Benefits? Drawbacks? Methods? Basically, I’m looking for comments on anything anyone has to say about work experience for college journalism students.