"... when colleges set up courses they can fill the places. But should we be spending resources to train students for jobs they will never get?"
Media training creates jobs for trainers - George Courtice
"When I speak to media studies students at local universities I tell them "If you want to get a job in broadcast journalism, you are wasting your time. I won't give you a job."
No jobs for students of media studies - Barry Stephenson
"I did a traditional degree followed by a postgraduate diploma in journalism. Nobody ever seemed to be impressed by my qualification in journalism. I gained entry into national newspapers through finding stories, contacts or luck. But when I put together my work, I remember the principles, and through the selective journalism I do, I can try to keep them."
Training should inculcate certain professional standards - Brian Jenner