Is there a future in journalism? Is it a rewarding career? Yes and Yes.
We asked several professional journalists about the future of journalism
and why they love their jobs, here’s what they had to say:
If you are considering a journalism career but have doubts, take heart that there is a future for this vital industry, and you can make an impact.
Here are just a few reasons why you should follow your passion for journalism:
- “People will always need accountability journalism and will always want to know what is going on in the community.” – Cassandra Jaramillo
- “This is one of the best times to be in journalism.” – Arelis Hernández
- “It’s one of those few fields where one person can make an enormous difference.” – Marty Baron
- “Every day I learn something new, I get to meet interesting people, I do interesting things – and then I get to tell the world about it.” – Erin Ailworth
- “The work is incredibly fulfilling. It’s certainly challenging, it’s different every day – but what we aim to do is highlight injustice and try to make our world a better place.” – Tyler Dukes
One thing is certain, the industry is evolving while storytelling methods are rapidly changing. Check out the Future Today Institute’s 2019 Trend Report for Journalism, Media and Technology. Stay ahead of the curve by following these thought leaders on Twitter:
• Amy Webb, Future Today Institute
• Raju Narisetti, Columbia University
• Dan Pacheco, Newhouse School of Journalism
• Robert Hernandez, Annenberg School of Journalism
• LaSharah Bunting, Knight Foundation
Thank you to the journalists featured in this video: Erin Ailworth, midwest correspondent, The Wall Street Journal; Marty Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post; Carla Correa, senior editor for digital storytelling, The New York Times; Tyler Dukes, investigative reporter, WRAL; Arelis Hernández, reporter, The Washington Post; Cassandra Jaramillo, reporter, The Dallas Morning News; Richard Lui, anchor, MSNBC; Topher Sanders, investigative reporter, ProPublica; and Francisco Vara-Orta, formerly of Chalkbeat, now training director at Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Video produced by Jon Busdeker, Sunny Oranges Productions.