Change is Among Us

Making the decision to major in Journalism was a tough one — especially for my parents. When friends and family heard of my emphasis area, I often heard, “Journalism is a dying field.” After almost a year and a half here at the University of Missouri, I have quickly learned that journalism is not dying, but it is changing. Along with this change, Katherine Reed and many others have expressed the need for a change in how journalism is taught in order to produce successful journalist, “if by success we mean graduating journalism students who are invested in vibrant forms of journalism that help communities help themselves and improve the odds that journalism itself will survive.” This transformation to better journalism will take strong and dedicated professors as well as people in the industry, but the time is now to advance in to a new generation of journalism.

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