The Press: The J-School Explosion

In Ohio State's "Journalism 643 (The World Press, Mon. thru Thurs. 9-10)," a dozen students have had to sit on the floor because the course had been oversubscribed. At the University of Texas, a new journalism building is so crowded that instructors have to share already cramped office space. To discourage applications, the University of Missouri's bulging journalism school this year raised its entrance requirements; applications rose 25% anyway.

Would-be Woodwards and Bernsteins are queuing up for the nation's 213 undergraduate and graduate journalism programs in unprecedented numbers. Though overall enrollments are beginning...

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