Student journalism in the spotlight

Young journalists studying the craft or just entering the industry are hit with a constant stream of advice from experts. This time, it’s Malcolm Gladwell causing a stir with his notion that the “role of the generalist is diminishing” and young journos better find a specialty.

A group of students focused on investigative journalism found their work in the spotlight recently, as prosecutors in Illinois subpoenaed documents from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism to examine student reporting done on cases of wrongful conviction.

The Ryerson Review of Journalism has started posting its weekly online features and the King’s Journalism Review will also start posting soon.

And a new award has popped up to recognize student work. The RTNDF launched a new scholarship focused on diversity for broadcast students.