The future? What’s next if print is dying?

By ROBBIE SHIVER

In a class yesterday, a teacher essentially told me that studying print journalism was a waste of my time. While he made some valid, yet obvious, points about how print is gone, he failed to see many of the reasons why studying print journalism is still very relevant.

First of all, the study of journalism gives you skills for many different types of professions. There is still a lot to look forward to as a student of journalism. What people fail to understand is that even though the newspaper newsroom is dying, journalism will never die because, until one person can be everywhere at the same time, the journalist will always be the middle man between the news and the public. The only things changing are the means by which journalists report the news.

This is a clip of a professor from Ithaca College sharing her views on journalism’s future:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eKtu8woozw&feature=related

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