Engagement is journalism and the quicker student journalists learn this, the better. Two J-school professors detail teaching methods aimed at encouraging the next generation of storytellers to strengthen their bonds with those they interview.
In the past decade, traditional newspapers have been faced with extreme adversity as the rise of digital news has negatively impacted advertising and circulation. At a session on Saturday morning, a panel of student journalists, student advisors and professionals explored whether student media will face the same fate.
Student journalists are more vulnerable than ever before, and it's time for professional media to step in and help, student press freedom advocates said during their Excellence in Journalism session Friday afternoon. In an effort to give more authority to student media, the nationwide New Voices campaign is going state by state to help introduce anti-censorship legislation that will grant extra protections to student journalists.