Thanks for the insight, AR.
Somehow that figure of 1000 political spots being edited doesn't surprise me at all when you figure all of the regional markets, all of the varied political positions in any election, etc.
It is good to hear that students are interested in true journalism, but I mostly hope they are guided to report the truth, and not brought up to think the media is a tool for propagating one's own opinion.
These days - being a reporter seems to be far more about look and personality than substance - and a lot of kids going into journalism school only want to be on camera first, not in the field to report the actual news.
I would be interested in seeing what they have to write.