Since January 2017, I’ve asked my Multimedia Storytelling students at Boston University to begin the semester by filling in this blank:
What a _____ time it is to be a journalist.
Prompting the assignment: The start of the Trump administration and the president’s virulent attacks on the news media. I wanted to know how future journalists felt about the profession they chose.
Here are their answers, displayed in wordclouds. The results speak for themselves — and their commitment to the profession.