Student journalists across the country are organizing for a day of action on Wednesday, April 25, to save their student newsrooms from shutting down — and The Nevada Sagebrush plans to join them.
The importance of student-run newsrooms is severely understated. They provide niche coverage on university affairs, help prepare students for the workforce and provide them with opportunities they wouldn’t normally have.
Student-run publications across the country are suffering. Much like professional newsrooms, their budgets are being cut, advertising is at an all-time low and the number of paid journalists decreases every year. All newsrooms must figure out how to stay afloat while transitioning into a digital era. Unlike professional newsrooms, student media must fix their monetary situation by themselves, or risk their editorial independence.