Kansas cuts high school journalism funds, says news biz isn't a 'high-demand' field

Topeka Capital Journal | Lawrence Journal-World
Kansas Department of Education spokeswoman Kathy Toelkes says funds go to high-demand, high-skill and high-wage fields. The state studied labor market data, and concluded the field of journalism doesn't have enough projected job growth, she says. || Laurie L. Folsom: The Department of Education doesn't know what's going on in modern journalism classrooms.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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