Francis Shennan: People who know the true value of journalism

DURING the last two weeks, thanks to Skype, I have been chatting to people from Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Nigeria, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey and Uganda.

What they all have in common is that they are applying for the international Masters in Journalism at one of the three universities where I lecture. I am now responsible for interviewing all the applicants who might meet the criteria. It sounds like a chore; in fact, it has been a privilege.

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