Mizzou Grad: ‘It’s a Great Time to Pursue Journalism’

A week after giving the commencement address at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, California-based college expert Lynn O’Shaughnessy (pictured) is sharing some of that Alma Mater wisdom via her blog at U.S. News & World Report.

O’Shaughnessy takes a sunnier view of the Internet than many of her Fifth Estate colleagues, suggesting that for twentysomethings, the Web is a frontier of boundless opportunity. Among the three examples she cited during her Columbia speech is a Midwesterner for whom the McCourts going to court was a bonanza.

Joshua Fisher, a Dodger fan and law student at the University of Minnesota, has always been intrigued by the financial side of baseball… He created a blog called DodgerDivorce.com that went viral, and has become a go-to-expert on the topic. ESPN has interviewed him and he’s a frequent guest on LA sports talk radio. He has baseball executives following his commentaries.

O’Shaughnessy also offers up an interesting side note. In both 2010 and 2009, her two most popular CBS “Moneywatch” blog posts, by far, were her rankings of the 20 best-paying and 20 wort-paying college degrees. Child-family studies, elementary education and social work are the lowest paying career grad categories.