The internet has changed the way journalists reach audiences, causing media outlets and journalism programs to struggle with how best to teach the craft of journalism to the next generation. University of Georgia professor Valerie Boyd is spearheading a MFA program that specializes in teaching long-form journalism techniques to students. Guest host Adam Ragusea sits down with Boyd to talk about the value of long-form and it’s place in the current media landscape.
We also add two more voices into the conversation: Georgia State University Professor David Armstrong, who directs the student-led investigative Georgia News Lab program, and Lee County High School teacher Coni Grebel. We chat about the state of journalism today and what the next wave of journalists will look like.