They’re calling it “the Trump effect,” a surge in the number of students enrolled in journalism schools. While there is no national data yet, a recent story in The Washington Post reports the following:
- At the University of Maryland, freshman enrollment in the journalism school is up 50 percent.
- At Northwestern University’s journalism school, undergraduate applications rose 24 percent.
- At Syracuse University, more students are signing up for investigative and political reporting classes that in recent years had been cancelled for lack of interest.