Tim Vos, professor and director, School of Journalism Journalists have long seen their profession as an essential feature of democratic life, providing an independent and authoritative source of information to citizens and policymakers. This commitment made journalism a powerful social force and an attractive profession to civically-minded persons. However, in the 21st century, journalism has faced significant disruptions, which have exposed journalism’s shortcomings and made it a target from all sides. For many, the need for good journalism is profoundly clear, but what constitutes good journalism is much less clear than what it once was. That’s left journalism and journalism education at a crossroads.
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