Forbes reports full classrooms at America’s journalism schools even though the industry is hemorrhaging jobs:
The Pew Research Center estimates 5,000 newspaper jobs were lost in 2008. Since 2001, more than 10,000 newspaper journalists have lost work, leaving the total count of those still employed at 47,000 nationwide. Its getting worse, fast. Erica Smith, who runs the online layoff tracker Paper Cuts, counts nearly 7,500 newsroom jobs lost so far this year.
And yet applications for America’s top journalism schools are up on last year. Columbia has seen a 38 percent increase in applications. And course fees are up too.