The news industry’s woes have seeped onto campuses that try to harness youthful energy and idealism to turn out professionals who can inform the world. Meanwhile, college journalism educators are changing the way they teach in a race against obsolescence. They’re emphasizing versatility and encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurship.
If you want to get an eyewitness picture of the refugee crisis from its epicenter, the shores of Lesbos, Greece, I’ve got a documentary for you. The Journey wasn’t produced by the BBC, CNN, the UN or even by professional journalists. It was written, shot, edited and produced by students at Penn State University.