For about $100,000, Columbia Journalism School will train you to be ready for the next massive leak. Their new master of science degree in data journalism is aimed at students who want "practical, hands-on training essential to producing deeply reported data-driven stories." There is some relief for cash-strapped applicants, however. The school has raised or allocated more than $500,000 to support the program, and students are encouraged to submit their scholarship applications before the Feb. 1 deadline. But, asks Poynter, is $100,000 really realistic for journalism students who are graduating into a shrinking industry where the median pay is $38,870 per year?
Posted on: August 7, 2017