More missives from the Rethinking Journalism Education conference...
If he had two candidates who were equally well qualified, and one of them blogged, Howard Owens said he'd hire the blogger. Why?
"It indicates a passion about the web," said Owens, who is VP/Interactive for The Bakersfield Californian.
Bill Gannon, editorial director and managing editor of Yahoo! News said, "The great thing about blogging is that is reveals talent and passion."
Here are the kinds of candidates Chris Jennewein says he doesn't hire: "It's as if they have a vision of the way things were, not the way they can be."
What he wants is people who are risk-takers, says Jennewein, director of internet operations at the Union-Tribune Publishing Co., San Diego. He reminded educators at the Morro Bay conference that new types of media mean new opportunities for their students.
"Your students have got a great future," Gannon said. "I want you to be as encouraged about the future as we are. I think that the future is indeed incredibly bright."