Roosevelt spotlight: Adjunct Professor Charlie Meyerson
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:09
With more than 11 years at the Chicago Tribune and 20 years in radio, Charlie Meyerson is bringing his expertise and knowledge to students at Roosevelt University this fall.
Meyerson said the most important part of having an extensive and successful career is being able to share his news knowledge.
“I believe that those who have done, should teach,” he said.
So is print journalism really fading while online journalism begins to soar?
“What we’re seeing emerge is a true marketplace of ideas where the truest ideas have a chance to surface to the top” Meyerson said. “All of these things have a chance to succeed on the Internet in ways that would have not been the case back in the day when we had two or four newspapers and three or four TV stations in Chicago and a handful of radio stations doing news.”
And what about the boost of blogs over the last decade?
Meyerson said he hopes to teach his students to use technological resources available to journalists and young professionals. He looks to open opportunities for students to seize the advantage of blogs, social networks and other online sources.
“This is the best time ever to be a journalist because you don’t need to be hired by someone who owns a printing press, or a TV antenna, or a radio station to communicate with the world,” Meyerson said. “If you love creating works of journalism, you can do it whether anyone is paying you or not and you have the potential to change the world.”