Look outside for a minute. Compared with getting struck by lightning, odds are better that whoever you see outside applied to be dean for UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Well … that may or may not be true, but the point is 365 different people want the prestigious J-School job.

And like College Media Matters points out, it’s tough to decide which is more surprising: that so many people think they’re qualified to be dean or that over 300 are willing to quit their jobs, especially now.

Does this remind anyone else of California’s 2003 recall election? Maybe we’ll see Gary Coleman’s name among the list of applicants. If that doesn’t save a failing industry, we’re not sure what will.

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UC-Berkeley J-School Dean Search Draws 365 Applicants [Editor & Publisher] via College Media Matters


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