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Despite the fact that most parents would prefer their kids get into policing or porn, many high school leavers are choosing to study journalism at university.
Once a job that people just sort of fell into after the war, journalism is now a highly competitive industry where extension two English students compete for the scarce jobs like polar bears wrestling over the largest chunk of ice.
For this reason, universities such as Betoota Institute of Technology (BIT) have had to update the curriculum of their communications degrees so the journalists of tomorrow are sufficiently prepared.
One popular curriculum change at BIT is the Reality TV & Media Summarising unit (class name RMS202) which properly prepares future journalists for a career in recapping The Bachelor.
“No, it’s not just about recapping The Bachelor,” stated BIT Communications head Tracey Wiggum.
“We also cover The Bachelorette and MAFS.”
Over the last ten years, written recaps of a single-use episode of reality TV have grown in popularity, despite the fact that 100 percent of readers already watched the episode themselves.
Although this type of journalism can be partially blamed for a decline in journalistic standards, it provides audiences with a happier alternative to tragic news stories meaning it can also be partially blamed for the decline of the national average intelligence.
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