Kathryn Lopez of National Review Online asked me a few questions about journalism at Hillsdale College. She asked nicely, so I answered. Here’s our Q&A. A sampling:
The best teacher of journalism is journalism itself. What I mean by that is you learn journalism by doing journalism. It’s kind of like shop class in high school. You learn to use tools not by reading about tools in books, but by using tools to make things. Journalism is the same way. Students need to write bad articles before they write good ones. With time and practice, they get the hang of it.