Journalism students deserve frank classroom conversations about industry’s future: Opinion


In an article for The Conversation, Trish Audette-Longo (Carleton University) and Christianna Alexiou (London School of Economics and Political Science) argue that journalism educators must actively address students’ worries and expectations about the news industry. The authors point out that “today’s journalism students have likely been told their entire lives […] that it’s a dying industry.” Given that these students have still chosen to pursue a career in journalism, they are owed frank conversations that address both the precarity of the industry as well as alternatives and solutions for its future. The writers conclude that the classroom should be used as a space for students, educators, journalists, and news organizations to collaborate on how to make things better.

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