Why student journalism still matters

“At the University of Hawaii-Manoa, Ka Leo O Hawaii isn’t just a student newspaper; it’s your free weekly report about activities at one of the biggest taxpayer investments in the state, the University of Hawaii. No one in the world can cover this public institution better than the independent student journalists embedded within – and constantly circulating – its systems. For that reason alone, it deserves robust financial support.”

That’s what Journalism Professor Brett Oppegaard wrote this week for Civil Beat. And we here at Ka La, the sister publication to Ka Leo, think his opinions on the value of student journalism are worthwhile reading for students everywhere.

You can find his full article at: http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/08/reader-rep-hawaii-media-would-be-weaker-without-student-paper/