If I were to lead a journalism school today, I’d want its mission to be: We make the media we need for the world we want. Not: We are an assembly line for journalism wannabes. The media we need could encompass investigative journalism, restorative narratives, soft-advocacy journalism, knowledge-based journalism, artisanal journalism, solutions journalism, civic journalism, entrepreneurial journalism, explanatory journalism, and maybe a little activist journalism to boot. That’s in addition to the what-happened-today and accountability journalism. Read J-Lab director Jan Schaffer’s case for reimagining journalism school as a “gateway degree” to anything. (MediaShift)