This pathetic article on Al Jazeera’s website explains precisely why j-schools failed the profession:
US journalism students should undergo anti-overdose training
The article morally masturbates in public, praising anti-overdose training so that reporters can enable illness in people with substance abuse disorders…
Instead of finding out facts that society needs to confront their demons.
J-schools are not the place for EMS-style training. If you want to know how to do it, there are places that offer those workshops. I have taken life-saving training through St. John’s Ambulance, for instance. J-schools were supposed to be the place where you learned how to dig for facts.
You want to play hero, children, put on a cape and cowl and go run outside in your backyard, making laser noises.
If you want to be an adult, grow up, become literate enough to read the job description, then get those necessary skills to do it.
This thinking is self-absorbed lunacy and arrogant laziness disguised as compassion.
Not once in this article does either author consider why there is an opioid epidemic in the first place.
Because we had journalists sit there and do nothing of value for public service. They were too busy covering hot dog eating contests, celebrity gossip, and cribbing from press releases.
They were too good to cover local news, such as what is happening in school halls. That’s where the troubles began.
There is a difference between Are your children safe at school? versus Are you safe at school?
And now journalists are so unwilling to change their core, they are trying to think up ways to pretend to be useful to society without having to do what is needed to rebuild.
Well, we refuse to do real work, cover reality, or write about facts; but keep us around because we’ll bring you back from the dead if you do too much drugs, okay?
How the mighty have fallen face first into a pile of horse dung. No wonder their logic stinks.
It is not the addicts who needed an intervention. It was the journalists.
J-schools are dead. And there is no anti-overdone drug that will save those oblivious sots from the mendacity of their own worthless sophistry.