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I just wanted to add, to add to what George was saying, I think the broad trend is undoubtedly away from training on the job, on the ground, towards university courses, but the point that I would like to emphasise, as far as I can tell this is happening on an essentially piecemeal basis. There is no coordination of the way in which this is happening. It is a process where on the one hand you have in particular local newspapers closing down their schemes because they can't afford to run them, or even the national schemes being reduced in size, and at the same time, as George said, universities picking up the slack, but not in any kind of coherent or organised way. It's simply responding to that kind of demand, that there are people, students, who want to study the media and go into journalism, but are not finding the routes in that were traditionally there.

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