What I wish they taught in J-school

“Didn’t anybody ever tell them … ?” “Why don’t they know … ?” “What are they teaching them these days?” Spend enough time in a newsroom and you’ll hear some variation of these questions, or other criticism of what Those Kids Today are learning (or not) in journalism school. Some of it, of course, is…

Percents and percentage points

Originally published on Grammar Monkeys on Aug. 13, 2010. Sometimes in journalism we have to — gasp! — do math, because it’s part of the news. We have to get the numbers right, just as we have to get the facts right and the language right. To those who think a journalism or communications degree…