A DePAUL UNIVERSITY journalism professor asked her students why they are studying journalism when the industry is in the throws of a massive revolution. Here are a few of the students' responses:
"I think we want to be journalists because it's who we are, as people," said Tina Shaerban, a budding broadcaster who moved here from Cleveland to enroll in J-school.
"We are willing to work for close to nothing because it is who we are," said Shaerban, 25. "It is an art form. Just like there are starving artists, we are starving journalists."
George Croitoru's dream is to cover the Cubs for a daily. Croitoru, 25, gets a rush from writing a news story, "putting together a puzzle, getting creative. That's a pretty good feeling. Turning a phrase that you didn't know you had in you."
La'Vena Richards has a public relations background, but journalism is her first love. She's a big gossip at heart. "I'm a news junkie. I'm nosy. I love information."
Why are you studying journalism?
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