Despite Everything, I Still Want To Be A Journalist
Despite Everything, I Still Want To Be A Journalist
A journalism student reflects on entering an industry whose future appears increasingly grim

On Monday, November 27, I woke up and went through my usual routine, which includes checking Twitter for the morning’s biggest stories. The headline of the day read: “Postmedia, Torstar to swap and shutter dozens of local newspapers.” I then headed to school, to be taught in a classroom we call “the newsroom,” which is supposed to train us for newsrooms that exist less and less across the country.

That day, it was announced that an arrangement between Postmedia and Torstar would effectively close 36 newspapers across the province and country. For me, coming to a big city from a small Ontario town to pursue a journalism career, the news brought on a wave of nostalgia.

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