Matt DeRienzo looks at the University of Connecticut’s journalism program and market realities across the industry:
Albert said newsrooms must “fully embrace digital first, including social media.” And that means a top editor who is fully committed to digital, and ALL reporters and editors web-capable and social media savvy.
He said you need to find “the RIGHT efficiencies,” to put resources into journalism that distinguishes you, and to engage with the community and partner with others, “so you can devote more of your resources to things only you have.”
The world that Albert describes is the one Croteau’s students will inhabit. Will they be prepared? I know potential employers like me will be asking that question. We can’t afford not to.
If you’re interested in market trends and the future of the business — and you should be — DeRienzo’s read is worth your time.