Who says journalism is dying?

The conundrum for today:

More than 8,000 journalists have lost their jobs this year.

15,000 lost jobs last year.

Since 1990, 1 in 4 journalism jobs in the country have been eliminated.

Two major newspapers have closed this year, and more may close by year’s end.

Forbes magazine listed journalism as one of the 10 worst professions in the new millennium.

So why are journalism schools seeing an increase in enrollments?

Could it be because these students still believe in the value of news? Could it be because they feel it is a profession where they can (individually or as a team) make a difference in someone’s life? Could it be because they have a passion for the craft of great storytelling?

Whatever the reason, it shows that there is still hope for the profession, and that hope may eventually save the industry.


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