Despite financial struggles and other woes in professional journalism, interest among students in journalism courses and school publications is going strong and may be increasing, say students and educators. Journalism courses fit in with a push to teach 21st-century skills such as media literacy and collaboration, they say. "Even for somebody not going into journalism, everything you learn or experience is something you can use in any field. And they're life skills that are necessary for anyone to be successful," one student journalist said.

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