Media dumb down the news with ‘bug expert’

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  1. Now that’s funny!

    One regrettable possibility is that biology isn’t a prerequisite in Journalism School and the word “entomologist” has never been heard in either a classroom OR a newsroom.

    1. Can’t speak to J-school requirements today, but when I went through in the early 1960s, we had to take at least two semesters of everything — history, government, economics, biological sciences, social sciences, math, etc., in addition to the actual journalism courses. Some old curmudgeon must have thought journalists needed a broad foundation.

  2. That actually makes a lot of sense. Especially for News Reporters who might find themselves interviewing or preparing a report on almost any subject. However… based on what I see on TV, I’m betting your curriculum was more varied than todays.

... and that's my two cents