A growing need for student journalism
The journalism industry is suffering. According to stats, journalism jobs have decreased by 25 percent in the past 10 years and a further 10 percent drop is expected over the next 10 years.
Also, more than one-third of newspapers have been forced to layoff staff to cover financial constraints.
Among all this, local journalism has suffered the most. With the industry as a whole and local news, student journalism cannot be ignored.
Although the industry is in a chaotic state, news must be delivered. With a hectic market, the responsibility of telling stories that do not make it to the larger publications are then left to student journalists to be covered.
In addition to covering city-wide events like New York Fashion Week and the Tribeca Film Festival, student journalists have also written appeals for volunteers and about ways to give back to the community.
With this staggering trend in news, the role of student journalists has become increasingly important. They are now filling in the gaps left by local news. Student journalists are doing an important part for their community – making news available to their communities.
A continued support for these student journalists will be appreciated and will held them in doing what they are doing.