The career outlook for perspective journalists isn't bright, with data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics showing little growth for the profession coupled with low pay.
But despite these statistics and also being under attack by those proclaiming fake news, students are still drawn to journalism for various reasons, helping to bolster its relevance and give hope to the future of the profession.
Today we discuss why young people are drawn to journalism and what their drive can add to the profession.
- Nicole Kraft, assistant professor of journalism and sports media, The Ohio State University
- David Mindich, author, media historian, chair of the journalism department at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University
- Kevin Stankiewicz, editor-in-chief, The Lantern, student newspaper of Ohio State University
- Rachel Fradette, editor-in-chief, The State News, student newspaper of Michigan State University