The entire media industry is at a crossroads in just about every respect: diversity, equity and inclusion efforts have had minimal success outside of entry-level positions. Higher education has had to make major changes to accommodate the safety needs of students and faculty. Economic troubles have forced massive funding and budget cuts in both private and public sectors. The First Amendment is under attack, and journalism educators like Mark Lodato, brand-new Dean of Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, are calling on industry leaders to champion the right to a free press and to combat both "fake news" and actual mis- and disinformation.
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