Princeton Alumni Weekly Devotes Issue to “Future of Journalism”

January 17, 2020

In Princeton Alumni Weekly‘s annual “theme” issue, the focus is journalism. The Humanities Council‘s Program in Journalism is featured throughout the magazine, which is full of articles by and about current and former journalism students and visiting journalism professors.

Allie Spensley ’20 recounts the tradition of student-journalism on campus, while Iris Samuels ’19—one of the first group of students to receive an undergraduate certificate in Journalism last year—writes about her first reporting job in Kodiak, Alaska.

Kathy Kiely ’77 and Mark F. Bernstein ’83 each examine the challenges presently faced by local journalism, while visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism Bill Keller and ten Princeton alumni describe their successes with new funding models in digital news organizations.

This year’s Baccalaureate speaker, Maria Ressa ’86, describes how attacks by the Philippine government on the news site she co-founded culminated in her arrest, and Will Bardenwerper ’98 asks if better war reporting can invest readers in foreign battles fought on their behalf.

Also published with the January 8, 2020 issue: Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and founding director of the Program in Journalism, provides an update on the program’s early progress; in a PAWcast, visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism Kushanava Choudhury ’00 talks about the state of journalism in India; and Francesca Block ’19—another one of the first Princetonians to receive a Journalism certificate—profiles Tiger of the Week Nellie Peyton ’14, who reports stories of everyday life from West Africa.

Explore the full issue here.

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