In the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, he’s brought numerous changes to the way the government and the press interact.
Some of those changes can be felt in journalism classrooms.
Fake news, failing and the enemy of the American people are just a few of the ways President Donald Trump describes the media.
While hearing his words has been a deterrent for many students, instead of being discouraged from the profession, journalism students at Frostburg State University are using the new administration’s rhetoric as a call to action.
“I think a lot of people are feeling energized and engaged by this sort of thing,” Andy Duncan, Coordinator of the Journalism Minor at Frostburg State University, said. “It certainly changes the urgency of teaching it and the atmosphere in the classroom.”
According to Duncan, Trump is reinvigorating journalism.
He’s seen more students then ever interested in the news, politics and the profession.