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When reports surfaced that not even BuzzFeed was meeting its earnings targets, young journalists might have wondered: is there a future in this field for me? BuzzFeed has been among the hottest media properties. If the strongest players are struggling, what does that mean for students considering journalism as a career?

We discuss job prospects and the news media landscape. In studio:

How much should journalists rely on anonymous sources? Every organization treats this issue with its own standards. There is not a single rule or guideline. Some newsrooms are weighing whether to scrap reporting if no sources will go on the record. Others, like the New York Times, run entire stories based on conversations with anonymous sources -- for example, the recent controversial piece about Trump's selection for Energy Secretary, Rick Perry.

In the age of Trump, there might be more temptation to use anonymous sources, as reporters try to peel back what's going on in Washington. What should the standards be? Our guests:

"Post-truth." "Fake news." It's a new world of information and misinformation, and for journalists, it's about to get even more challenging.

President-Elect Trump has shown consistent hostility to news organizations. Considering that, is this a moment of reckoning for the entire industry? Why do so many Americans profess such rancor to the press? How might that change? Our guests:

On Friday, November 20, 150 University of Rochester students marched and demanded that the university “implement immediate and lasting changes that will reduce intolerable acts of racism that students of color endure at our university.”

University president Joel Seligman has responded, promising to establish a Commission on Racial Relations.

We hear from a student who wants change, and we welcome a pair of University of Rochester administrators. Our guests:

Jon Stewart is retiring from "The Daily Show". What is his legacy, and where does the show go next? Brian Williams is out for six months; is this, as Don Alhart said on this show earlier this week, the turning point for news anchors? Should it be? We'll have lots of clips as we discuss the implications with media experts Tom Proietti and Scott Fybush in studio.

Jon Stewart Leaving "The Daily Show"

Feb 10, 2015
Martin Crook / Comedy Central

Jon Stewart announced at Tuesday's taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that he will be leaving the show he's hosted since 1999. The network confirmed the announcement with a statement released on the network's twitter account after the news started to spread on Twitter.

Stewart took over the program from original host Craig Kilborn, and turned the parody news program into one of the most influential pop-culture programs, winning Emmy and Peabody awards.

What are the new hidden messages in your news supply? How can you discern an ad that is made to look like news? Is it ethical? Also, we look at the "message makers" -- the people in public relations who shape much of the conversation in our daily news. We talk with two guests who understand the art of shaping communications: