The Journalist’s Predicament: A French-American Analysis

This project, led by Center co-director Matt Powers and Sandra Vera-Zambrano (Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City), asks why individuals pursue careers in journalism, given the profession’s increased precarity and contested status as society’s main information arbiter. Based on a decade of research, it explores the production, management, and–for some–dissolution of the belief that journalism careers are worth pursuing.