Henry Hepburn

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'

Magazine article image

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 ...

Subscribe to continue reading

Get full access to our magazine to keep up-to-date with the latest education research, insight and analysis – including audio articles and back issues