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Why HBO’s The Newsroom makes me nervous

It’s the start of another school year, and hundreds of thousands of students are starting at journalism school.

This, fresh after the conclusion of HBO’s The Newsroom.

I’ll admit to being a little caught up with life, and only watching the series now. I’m not alone when I say it’s a great show.

But there’s a nagging voice I keep hearing when folks rave about The Newsroom, and it’s saying to me: ‘it’s a show.’

And I hope – I truly hope – that there aren’t people signing up for journalism school, intending to get a job in Aaron Sorkin’s newsroom.

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