Last summer, US President Barrack Obama commented on the ‘winner take all’ economy of the 21st century. In the process, he made a passing comment about decline of small-town journalism jobs across the US. He said, in so many words, that he didn’t think those types of jobs were coming back. But even if this is true, there has been an uptick in the number of students enrolling in j-school around the world.
Indeed, President Obama is not the only one decrying the decline of careers journalism. In the age of social media and smart phones, we’re seeing more and more guerrilla-style journalism – everyday people on the scene recording footage, tweeting their opinions and uploading confidential documents to the Cloud. In light of these socio-economic trends, aspiring journalists around the world are understandably second-guessing their career choice