Today, they are in charge of adapting to the new world of trending, apps and everything technology; however Ryan Osborn, vice president of Digital Innovation at NBC News, explains that the future is what makes their job the most interesting.
“At our core at NBC News, we’re focused on good storytelling, and telling the best narratives with the smartest information across whatever platform that takes,” Osborn explained. “The origins of our company are from radio and television, and we’re now at a place where our reporting is going to look across many different platforms.”
Richard Greenwald, dean and professor of History and Sociology at SJC, stressed the importance of becoming a self-starter in the ever-changing world of journalism, and that students have to look at the field from a more entrepreneurial point of view.
“They have to understand that the model has changed,” Greenwald said. “If they’re lucky enough to get a job, they’re not going to be sent along with a photographer who’s going to take pictures. They’re going have to do all of that themselves.
“It’s my hope that the students come out of the program with a great skill setting of a good journalist,” he added.