New study shows journalism options still numerous in schools, with yearbook popular
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Take a look at this very informative article from The News-Herald, an Ohio newspaper, about the current state of student journalism in public high schools.
The article quotes a new study from Kent State University, which concludes that while journalism has changed with the growth of the internet, the number of students interested in learning about it hasn’t really changed much at all.
That’s reflected in the number of students that continue to participate in student publications in high school. Yearbooks, specifically, continue to be produced all over the country. According to the study, 94% of public high schools have a yearbook, which roughly means 17,000 yearbooks get produced in a year in the U.S.
“It’s key to journalism education because it combines the journalism aspect with principles of design demonstrating how the two factors together create a product for the consumer,” Alison Fisher, yearbook adviser at Chadron High School said in The News-Herald article.