Author Malcolm Gladwell’s advice to future journalists is to avoid journalism programs. In an interview with TIME, he says:
“Aspiring journalists should stop going to journalism programs and go to some other kind of grad school. If I was studying today, I would go get a master’s in statistics, and maybe do a bunch of accounting courses and then write from that perspective. I think that’s the way to survive. The role of the generalist is diminishing. Journalism has to get smarter.”
You can read the full interview with Gladwell over at Time.com.