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Future Journalists: Step Out of Your Boxes!

Journalism is structured and the content sometimes gets lost in the application of the rules.

It’s the best way to get information that is unbiased and learn every aspect of a story. The survival of journalism depends on keeping people interested.

Journalism professor, Ted Conover said, “What makes Journalism interesting is that someone is always trying something new…Journalism is most dynamic when people think outside the box,” which is exactly what future journalists need to remember, find a way to follow the rules while remaining lateral in their thinking patterns.

Some journalism pieces have become like a template. News stories follow a strict set of rules; making it hard to insert anything new into a story. It has become fill in the blank stories and future journalists need to find a way of changing it without changing the integrity.

Dean of Prizes and Programs, Arlene Morgan stated, “The students will pick up technology…but they need to learn how to think beyond their own perspective, outside the little box they live in.” this can be applied to any one in the journalism field.

Future journalists need to learn how to apply the basic rules but keep their creativity flowing when they write. Journalism won’t be able to survive if it stays structured and formal.


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