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In a digital age, we’ve still got analogue schools

Does education have a tendency to miss the big picture? Henry Hepburn argues that yes, we do – and therefore internet access is seen as a 'fringe issue'

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I recently met a journalist from Bloomberg, the business news specialists, and we ended up talking about technology’s potential to make many skilled jobs obsolete. “It’s already happening in journalism,” he told me: his employers had software that could rapidly convert a complex financial report into a crisp piece of factual writing.

A few months earlier, I had bumped into the current head of the journalism course that I completed 15 years ago, who told me that today’s students are very different from my cohort. In 2001, the typical journalism student’s dream job was writing features for The ...

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