Journalism is changing radically – and with it, the nature of public debate. News companies around the world are trying to build audiences by offering deeper, more global journalism even as they face budget pressures to close foreign bureaux and lay off expensive, specialized reporters. Civil society organizations, for their part, are turning to journalism rather than just advocacy to open new debates.
This opens unprecedented opportunities for Rhodes Scholars who wish to improve the quality of public discourse on complex issues. By combining your own subject-matter knowledge with the basic skills of independent journalism, you can shape the debate as a public intellectual, or as a full-time or part-time journalist.