Letter: Media studies maligned

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The Independent Online
Sir: How disappointing that The Independent should jump on the bandwagon of attacking "trendy" university degrees such as Media Studies, especially when American Schools of Journalism have been pouring out eminent joumalists for decades. Will we never learn?

You have failed to realise the changing nature of media courses over the last 10 years. Here at Huddersfield, as in many universities, our media teaching is predominantly practical, aimed at equipping students with multi-skills for the new bi-media era and with a high investment in technology. STEPHEN KELLY

Teaching Fellow in Media

University of Huddersfield

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