Megan Taylor

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Journalism Schools’ Curriculum

Mark Luckie at 10,000 Words ran the website descriptions from a couple of journalism schools through Wordle, creating a tag-cloud-esque depiction of words found on the sites.

The most popular word breakdown:

Medill Graduate School of Journalism: Reporting.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: Reporting, Writing.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Reporting, Immigration, Stories, New

Asian College of Journalism: Media, Political, Issues.

UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communications: Media, Research.

I ran the University of Florida’s College of Journalism site through Wordle, and came up with this:

University of Florida College of Journalism word cloud

University of Florida College of Journalism word cloud

  • Why on Earth is that cloud completely crazy twisted upside down and backward? Is there a rule that says text readability and usability has to be sacrificed for the sake of design? I don’t want to have to tilt my head 90 degrees to the monitor to read things.

  • Why on Earth is that cloud completely crazy twisted upside down and backward? Is there a rule that says text readability and usability has to be sacrificed for the sake of design? I don’t want to have to tilt my head 90 degrees to the monitor to read things.

  • No rule, and I’m no designer; just my own sense of humor. The largest words require no head tilting, and the smaller ones don’t matter much.

  • No rule, and I’m no designer; just my own sense of humor. The largest words require no head tilting, and the smaller ones don’t matter much.

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