An anguished voice
Over at the other blog project I'm runing with two dozen students, A J-School Year, comes the angst from a student wondering whether print is dead:
I used to have a theory that a Print Journalism major can do broadcast journalism with fair ease: that it is just a bunch of wiring know-how and field experience. I was convinced that if you can write, you can do anything, including reading your writing to a camera and crew. But now I'm not so sure. Eventually, I want to do both. Or at least avert the proverbial "slamming door" of not getting the right degree for undergrad. I want to produce news.That was followed by a comment from a high school student aspiring to journalism, specifically to be a TV anchor, with similar doubts about the future.
I've posted a rather lengthy reply incorporating some of the Lessons from Newsplex here as well as my 30 years across media in this business. I invite you to click on over and add your two cents' worth. If I'm out in left field, let 'em know. Students need to hear from professonals in these matters.
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