High-tech has made the age-old skills of checking the facts, setting the context and organizing the story ever more necessary. With the Internet, journalism educators will all still have jobs teaching the next generation of hacks how to write clearly, organize their ideas and information, go for the right color and work as a team. Journalism education must develop that capacity in future graduates, as well as the management skills needed to knit together a group of people and bring the best out of each one. That is the only way to allow the full development of each individual’s potential in specific skills while ensuring that the end product makes full use of high-tech media’s capabilities.
Recommended CitationSaludo, R., New tech old skills: Reworking conventional journalism instruction, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 2, 1997, 60-65.