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

4 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.