Will the Meaning of Journalism Survive?

Mencher, Melvin
March 2006
Nieman Reports;Spring2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p58
The article reflects on whether the kind of journalism that is essential to a functioning democracy will survive, as educators worry about their students' lack of broad background essential for independent journalism. According to studies, the reading habits of the young, which drift from print to screen, is steady and irreversible. The implication of this fact for the news media sector is emphasized.


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