Re: Help with an academic issue
A good journalist can also be a good writer, but a good writer is not necessarily a good journalist, is my thinking.
If it'd take you an extra year to do both, I'd go with the one you want to do more and finish that up in normal time. Maybe even do a Bachelors/Masters 5 year program if possible; most don't accept undergrads into those programs until they're in their 2.5 years at least.
As for newspapers dying off, well, one day we'll have those nifty electronic newspapers in Minority Report, and then they might adapt. Or online media will control that as well ;)