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John F. Harris

As journalism remakes itself, students follow

As journalism remakes itself, students follow

The newsroom of The Diamondback, the student paper at the University of Maryland, College Park, retains the feel of an old-school city room. Framed front pages line the walls and bound volumes of yellowing issues collect dust on tables. Daily meetings are oriented toward producing the next morning's newspaper. The staff members know it might be the last newspaper they ever work for. As the industry sheds jobs by the thousands and papers close or go digital-only, there is a rethinking of journalism education. Still, a crush of students want to join in. "All of the kids in journalism school still have idealized visions of journalism," said Steven Overly, 20, a Maryland...