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Gerald B. Jordan
Newsroom Lessons

Since Gerald B. Jordan, NF ’82, left his full-time reporting and editing job at The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1995, he has returned each summer to work in this newsroom for eight to 12 weeks. This past summer he spent two weeks there and had a firsthand look at how the paper is changing in the midst of its recovery from bankruptcy at a time when new ownership is instituting a digital media strategy. He shared his impressions with his students when he returned to his job as associate professor in the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas. Here he describes the digital transition he encountered.