CVIndependent

Fri07282017

Last updateFri, 16 Sep 2016 12pm

Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 27, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 27, 2017!

Thursday, July 27, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's muggy and moist weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World ponders what would happen if aliens from outer space teamed up with trump; Jen Sorenson wants to get rid of labels; The K Chronicles looks at a problem plaguing modern drivers; Red Meat tries to come up with a slogan; and...

Readmore

Know Your Neighbors: Am I Losing My Mind or Just Getting Old?

Know Your Neighbors: Am I Losing My Mind or Just Getting Old?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

They say you should write about what you know—and I know that as I age, a lot of my friends are beginning to worry that they have Alzheimer’s disease.

A few of my friends have talked to their doctor about their fears, or taken a test. Two friends have been diagnosed; they are being treated and so far...

Readmore

Ask a Mexican: Why Are Your Views of America and Americans So Biased?

Ask a Mexican: Why Are Your Views of America and Americans So Biased?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m listening to a podcast called Gravy . The segment is bluegrass tacos. You were interviewed, and a few statements bothered me: “The U.S. can take half of Mexico. They can make us peons, force us to move up north.”

Is this a common shared view of America(ns) in your community? If so, it...

Readmore

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 20, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 20, 2017!

Thursday, July 20, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's unseasonably humid weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson examines the word "treason"; The K Chronicles envies another couple; This Modern World ponders the Trump-Russia story; Apoca Clips finds parallels between the Trumps and another famous TV family; and Red Meat gears up for a...

Readmore

Ask a Mexican: Should Mexican Americans Root for Mexico or U.S. in the World Cup?

Ask a Mexican: Should Mexican Americans Root for Mexico or U.S. in the World Cup?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m not a huge soccer fan, but I always get excited about the World Cup. In preparation for the event next year, I wanted your opinion on the team my wife and I should root for if the U.S. were to play Mexico.

I’m a fourth-generation Mexican American. Spanish was never spoken at home, b...

Readmore

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 13, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 13, 2017!

Thursday, July 13, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's midsummer classic weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles pays tribute to Jackie Robinson; This Modern World hears from the invisible hand of the free market; Jen Sorenson goes camping; Red Meat plays a new video game; and Apoca Clips covers the meeting between Trumpy and Putin...

Readmore

Loading...
26 Oct 2012

Youngun's: The Future of Journalism

Written by 

I spent a good chunk of last Friday at the University of Arizona School of Journalism's fall-semester internship fair.

I originally signed up for eight 20-minute interview slots on behalf of the paper I currently edit, the Tucson Weekly. However, Lisa Button, the school's fabulous internship coordinator, emailed me a couple of weeks before the fair to let me know that all eight of those slots were full, and that the waitlist was getting rather long.

I agreed to add four more slots. With the addition of two walk-ins, I wound up doing brief interviews with 14 students over about four hours.

Some observations:

• The future of journalism is bright, at least as far as the newbies are concerned. This was an impressive, talented, motivated group.

• The future of journalism is female. Over the years, an increasing female skew has hit the UA Journalism School, as well as other j-schools around the country. Of the 14 kids I talked to, 12 are female. All four of our current interns are women, too.

• The future of journalism is multi-talented. Journalists these days can't just focus on writing or taking pictures. They have to be able to do both. And do video. And be Internet-savvy. And be proficient in other media, too.

• I have no idea where all of these kids are going to get jobs. A third of all newspaper jobs vanished between 2000 and 2010, and even more have gone away since 2010.

However, I am honored that so many young, talented students are interested in alternative newsweeklies. That's a sign that the future for this industry has some bright spots after all.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.