A bit of optimism for journalists?

“Instead of seeing journalism on its last leg, our students and other media observers see the field as being at the raw beginnings of a revolution in communication techniques and methods,” writes Tom Hodson, director of the Scripps School of Journalism, in this blog post to freshmen who will be arriving in the fall.

It’s good to see someone who is focusing on the endless opportunities in journalism these days instead of dwelling on the meltdown of traditional media. Perhaps I’m a bit prejudice here since Hodson quotes me in his post. But I really do believe this gut-wrenching change is packed with opportunity for journalists who understand the profession will be profoundly different from the one I entered more than 20 years ago. Where it will end up is anyone’s guess. But a new generation of journalists will be the ones who help determine that.