The future of journalism
Print journalism was once a juggernaut of information, giving people the news and entertainment that they needed in order to become connected with the world. However, over time, especially with the advent of the Internet, it has become an entirely different entity, much of it moving to a digital medium from a print medium. And although print journalism is still around, news is mostly relegated to websites and other online outlets rather than being in print form.
As far as journalism as an academic discipline, it has become a much more difficult pursuit in which to find a career. Much of the educational curriculum was developed in the past, when print journalism was the entity that it was before. Now, while digital journalism is touched upon in academic institutions, it is still sort of antiquated in its teachings.
What the future holds
Eventually, there will need to be an overhaul in how people learn about how to teach people how to provide readers with digital news. Not only has the medium on which people receive their news changed, but the people providing the news have also had to change in how they present it. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of ways to teach people how to write in a purely digital world without sacrificing past teachings.
While journalism degrees will still be a thing that students pursue, there will require a great deal of work on the students part to adjust their skills to compete in a world that is almost purely digital.