For years, pundits have been predicting the slow death of traditional journalism. Fewer and fewer Americans get their news from newspapers. Venerable daily outlets are closing, and staff reporters are being put out of work - or hired back as freelancers at a fraction of their former salaries.
Despite this dismal backdrop, applications at journalism schools have increased across the country. Just as the Watergate scandal encouraged many young people to consider journalism as a field in the 1970's, so the onslaught of "fake news" seems to be doing today. Courtesy the New York Post.