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$20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.
$20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.

Edward Wasserman, the dean of UC Berkeley’s journalism program, is proposing an added student-paid fee of $10,250 per year for a master's degree in journalism, according to an email I received from him. And the predictable response has been, how will journalists, of all people, be able to shoulder the added expense? These aren’t doctors or business executives. They’re, at least in the print world, working in a troubled industry that hasn’t quite figured out a way to hold on to the future. Valid point. But my reaction is a little different: I’m also concerned about the journalism school’s ability to survive such a move. (Full disclosure: Cal is where...

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