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Economics for journalists? From the Fraser Institute? Biased?

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The economy is a difficult subject for journalists to cover. Most have never studied economics in any depth. At Carleton University's Journalism School, an estimated six per cent of Bachelor of Journalism students take the Introduction to Economics course, the prerequisite for all other courses in economics. That means 94 per cent likely have no economics background.

So how can they cover Canadian politics, with its emphasis on the economy?

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