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Traditional media, particularly print, are in decline as audiences move online. Patrick Meinhardt / AFP via Getty Images

Journalism has changed. Education must reflect the reality

Today’s journalism students are less likely to find full-time jobs as professional journalists. The craft has become ‘post-industrial’, entrepreneurial and atypical.
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, and his brother, former CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor of Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

How dual loyalties created an ethics problem for Chris Cuomo and CNN

A journalist’s role is to serve the public interest. But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, by helping his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a scandal, put personal interests above the public’s.
Journalists must do more than cover news events. They must challenge the status quo, and dig deeper into the stories they cover. Journalists are seen in a scrum at the federal Liberal cabinet retreat in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Want to make the news better? Shatter the status quo

It’s not enough anymore for journalists to be mere watchdogs. Journalism must address subconscious social biases to give readers a fuller picture of what they need to know.

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