The need of strong universities
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As the last of three chapters exploring the university nonprofits’ classroom role, this chapter discusses how the centers place themselves within the teaching hospital model. With its teaching-oriented approach, the Stabile Center does, for instance, resemble the pedagogical newsroom model of Nordic journalism schools, shielding the school world from the practice world. Examining how the different versions of the teaching hospital model can influence the knowledge building, training, and legitimacy of the journalism institution, the chapter finds that relocating resources from teaching to production can accelerate the journalism crisis. In order to fulfill its social obligation (providing democratic relevant information), the institution needs to educate skillful new reporters and prioritize the development of new knowledge. If turning classrooms into newsrooms, abandoning the ideals and values of professional education, fulfilling these tasks can be hard. This does in turn mean that the practice-oriented approach to the teaching hospital model can only be a short-time solution. In the long run, the institution thus needs strong universities safeguarding its training and knowledge development.