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Journalism at Cornell.

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The course in journalism which was this year added to the list of electives at Cornell, has just been completed, and following are the opinions of the men who took the course as to the good to be acquired from it. One says: "I believe the success of the course in journalism has been decided enough to justify and encourage its repetition, with such modifications and improvements as experience has shown to be necessary. I think that certain changes should be made, however, and a short course should be made a complete success before any attempt at a very extended course is made." Another says: "I will say that within limits the course has been successful. By this I mean that as far as the work has progressed it has been well done. The time given to the subject is evidently too brief, but much might be saved by a more systematic arrangement of the course. The writing done was valuable for the discipline and for the criticism it elicited. Criticism of the college press was beneficial although I think from an unfair standpoint." Another speaks thus: "Any member of the class who goes into journalism will do it with his eyes open and know just what he must expect. He will not expect to start in as a dramatic critic or book reviewer, but will know that he has got to do daily labor just as in any other honest business, It seems to me that journalism is invaluable for clearing the cobwebs out of a man's brain, and making him logical and quick in his thinking and clear and forcible in his expressions."

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