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What will also continue is a commitment to delivering the news.
Plevka said people who enter journalism want to be storytellers and want to help inform their communities.
“We don’t want to get rich,” he said.
Although delivery methods may change, Plevka said, but “for those who believe passionately in the role of storyteller, now is the right time.”
Journalists today need to know how to use a variety of tools, including video, even if they work for a “newspaper,” he said, adding: “Journalists have always been expected to be they are generalists. ”
New editor-in-chief Kellie Foy of Naperville, who was finishing her sophomore year at ISU, said, “I kind of knew what I was getting into” when she was appointed editor.
“I think it’s a thrill. … Going through this transition is exciting, ”she said. “It will be an experience you won’t get in a classroom. Try to make the most of it. “
She said the past year had been overwhelming, not only dealing with online or hybrid classes and the upcoming transition to the newspaper, but also “dealing with historic events” of COVID-19 and a presidential election to questions. of racial justice.
“The good thing is that with this digital aspect, you have more opportunities to do multimedia. … You can get more creative. “