How do you envision the future of journalism education?
We have to continue preaching the eternal verities of traditional journalism — reporting, writing, critical thinking, and ethical values — while teaching all the new techniques of multimedia: interactive journalism on various platforms using social media for reporting and distribution. We’ll probably use more online modules for teaching the new tools. And we have to get students thinking of new business models to sustain quality journalism in the digital age. Our profession is in crisis — not a crisis of journalism per se, but a crisis of financial support for what we do.
If you were still editing it, what would you put on the cover of BusinessWeek this week?
I think Josh Tyrangiel, the editor since Bloomberg acquired it, is doing a darn good job. I’m happy to leave the choices to him.