Scenes from the recession – The Big Picture

Unused newspaper racks
clutter a storage yard in San Francisco, California on Friday, March 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

I’m not so sure this image really depicts the recession. Rather, it’s a sign that the business model of print journalism has changed irrevocably, due to the internet. The younger generation has not continued the older generation’s habit of picking up a physical copy of the paper. Journalism of the future is a new media enterprise. I expect my journalism students to be good writers with critical interpretive skills, but they also need new media experience in order to reach the 21st C audience.