When Cokie Roberts spoke at a commencement ceremony Saturday, the NPR and ABC News commentator voiced the question she imagined many parents in the auditorium were thinking.
“…I suspect that some of you were probably distressed when you discovered that your offspring were choosing journalism school,” Roberts said at the commencement for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism. “Where will you find a job, I suspect some of you said, in a dying industry?”
The school’s answer, she said, is that grads are helping create what’s coming next. Roberts then reminded the graduates of some “eternal verities.” One of them — storytelling.
“What you’ll all go out and do, in one way or another, in one platform or another, is tell stories.”
What would you tell them?