A good story well told still inspires young journalists, UO professor says

The pulse of journalism remains strong, UO professor Héctor Tobar writes in The New York Times.

Tobar, an author and assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, explores the reasons why young people continue to flock to the profession in spite of shrinking staffs and public distrust. In the end, he said, people still love a good story.

“I tell the young reporters I teach at the University of Oregon to ignore the gloom that surrounds the profession and its future,” Tobar writes. “People will always have an appetite for true stories well told.”

To read the full article, see “Who’d Be a Journalist” in the Oct. 20 edition of The New York Times.