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In Dallas-Fort Worth, how will you get news in 2025?

Students in a Texas Christian University journalism class titled Special Topics - Audience Engagement watch coverage of Ferguson, Mo. protests while discussing the role of the media. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Gordon Dickson, Nov. 24, 2014)
Students in a Texas Christian University journalism class titled Special Topics - Audience Engagement watch coverage of Ferguson, Mo. protests while discussing the role of the media. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Gordon Dickson, Nov. 24, 2014) Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Gordon Dickson

Dear Honkin’ Mad readers:

This is a question slightly off the beaten path, if you’re a regular visitor to the blog. But here it is:

How will you get your news in 2025?

I ask because this fall I did something new and completely out of my comfort zone. I agreed to teach a class at Texas Christian University’s Bob Schieffer School of Journalism. The class was a one-hour elective called “Special Topics -- Audience Engagement.”

There were eight students in the class -- all seniors. We talked a lot about how newspapers, and reporters’ relationship with readers, have changed in recent years — and how there’s likely to be even more change in the near future. We had lots of guest speakers, including Bud Kennedy, Andrea Ahles and Jeff Wilson.

The students had a mini-project for their final grade, which was to create and disseminate a video about the subject. If you have a moment, please take a look at the videos and share them with your friends. Let me know what you think. If you like one video more than the other, share that one. Or if you like them both, share equally. Part of the students’ final grade is to get people to watch their video.

I suspect I learned more from the students than vice versa.

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