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When I was a college student interested in pursuing a career in news, there was frequent grumbling among my classmates because our school did not offer a degree in journalism. Having a specific degree would help us get reporting and editing jobs when we graduate, the students said. To which my college replied: We are not here to get you a job, we are here to give you a solid liberal arts education. (The school did start a minor in journalism, but in the spirit of not making it too vocational, it was called the program for Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. True story.)

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