Student Journalism

Student journalism has evolved with new platforms and technologies, much like its professional media counterparts. In the 21st century, student media organizations at many U.S. higher education institutions have faced similar challenges with reduced funding, loss of advertising, and declining audiences. High school newspapers report fewer editions or have moved exclusively to websites or news blogs. Likewise, some college newspapers are scaling back or entirely eliminating print editions in favor of digital-only publication, and some college radio stations’ licenses have been sold. Nonetheless, student journalism is seen as providing a valuable forum for experiential learning, and in some cases reporting by student journalists at the high school or college level serves as a key news resource for the wider community. This entry first reviews structures ...

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