October 1, 2014
The landscape of journalism is changing. While there are many concerns about where it is heading, it is also an exciting time for journalism. News, images, and information can move at light speed around the world. Innovative new journalism initiatives, some hyper-local, some focusing on specific topics, are proliferating. Journalism, perhaps more than any other profession, draws on the skills of a superb liberal education including among other things devotion to truth, facts and verification, clear writing, strong researching, and critical thinking. So it is not surprising that many Oberlin alums, including recent Convocation speakers Jad Abumrad ’95 and Robert Krulwich ’69, are tackling the challenge of the changing journalistic landscape.