Local journalists discuss future of newspapers

Local journalists discuss future  of newspapers
November 19
00:00 2015

By Mayeesa Mitchell

For The Chronicle

As technology continues to become a more significant aspect of human life, many question if the print journalism industry can keep up with the evolving mediums.

On Monday, Nov. 9, Brian Dunphy, a community producer at Greensboro Community Television, hosted a panel on the future of print journalism. It was shown on the Greensboro Community Television website.

The panelists were: Allen Johnson, editorial page editor of the Greensboro News & Record and former editor of the Winston-Salem Chronicle; Brian Clarey, editor-in-chief of Triad City Beat; Jeri Rowe, formerly a columnist for the Greensboro News & Record and currently a senior writer at High Point University; and Mayeesa Mitchell, a senior studying journalism at High Point University and an intern at The Chronicle.

All of the panelists were quite optimistic about the future of print journalism, stating that it requires journalists to do their best storytelling to keep the reader’s attention.

Johnson believes technology puts today’s youth at an advantage for going into journalism.

“Your generation grew up on this technology,” Johnson said to Mitchell.

Dunphy asked the panelists to give advice to future journalists. They all pointed to one defining trait that anyone interested in journalism must have – passion.

The public can contact Greensboro Community Television to order a DVD copy of this program. The cost is $10. The station is at 200 N Davie St #16, Greensboro, NC 27401 and the phone number is 336-373-1100. The website is

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