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Critics are questioning the value of journalism school given the high cost and limited job prospects.
With the disappearance of journalism jobs accelerating, critics of J-school's fundamental cost-benefit problem are imagining and offering alternatives.
The City University of New York's Craig Newmark Journalism School is taking a step closer to making journalism education more accessible by covering full tuition for half of its class starting in 2025.
The school intends to raise $30 million more by the end of 2026, which would bring its endowment to $60 million - enough to 'offer fully free tuition in perpetuity to its entire student body.'