A journalism degree? Why bother?

April 15th, 2009


Graduation is right around the corner. This right of passage is typically accompanied with parties, celebrations – and if you’re lucky, plenty of job offers. But today’s sagging economy and limited job opportunities have many grads nervous about the future.

And for journalism students, the future may be more uncertain. Amidst Chicago’s newspaper giants going bankrupt, and other changes in the news industry, students are still pursing – and graduating – with advanced degrees in journalism.

So why are students still interested in journalism? Why choose a career whose future is transitioning? And what does the future hold for graduates?

On this episode of Community, Media & You, we’ll talk with three grad students from Columbia College’s journalism program. Here with me is Jennifer Lacey, Erica Christoffer and Dimitri Kalantzis.




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