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Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Conventional journalism, like higher education, has been challenged by new high-tech methods of delivery, among many other things. Money's tight; public skepticism, high. But the new journalism, also much like higher education, is more complicated than it seems. Journalism isn't going away. It's changing. With notable exceptions, the higher education beat was never particularly well covered. Now there are even fewer journalists to do it, with less space to do it in, and much, much less time. Nearly twenty thousand newsroom jobs have been eliminated in the last ten years--more than a third of the total--according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. In this article, the author suggests that faculty members work closely with those who remain--and the "new journalists" who are taking over.