Reporters: Off-the-Job Training

Impatience with job-hunting journalism school graduates comes naturally to many a case-hardened newspaper editor. The suggestion that seasoned journalists go back to school stirs up quite another response. At a time when city hall speaks in the lingo of the sociologist and Madison Avenue admen talk like practicing economists, reporters, too, must learn the skills of the specialist. Most newspapers now welcome the chance to give newsmen classroom time in which they can polish their working knowledge of the professions on which they report. And the opportunities for such off-the-job training are increasing rapidly.

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