The future of journalism is very important to us at the Smithfield Sun. There are so many challenges facing the industry as we transition from the print medium to the web. This week a panel met at USU to discuss the future of journalism. I normally don’t report items that don’t directly affect the Smithfield area. However, this is very important to the future of this website, journalism and even the our country. Without a free press, we cannot keep our freedoms. So I’m presenting two reports by students at USU who attended the panel.