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Gawker's Unemployment Stories

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Big Circus, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    These are usually pretty interesting, and the first one this month is from an ex-sportswriter. It does have a happy ending.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That series is a good idea.

    I just want to say that this is not a dying industry. Newspapers will cease eventually but people still want news and information and celebrity gossip.
  3. printit

    printit Member

    These are sad. I hope that "The Worst Decision of my Life" has someone he/she can talk to. Mentioning suicide twice in that piece is a pretty big cry for help. I was out of work once for only a couple weeks and it drove me crazy. Can't imagine what a couple of years would feel like. Good luck to anyone going through that.
  4. Hey Diaz!

    Hey Diaz! Member

    Yikes ... some of these stories have me seriously questioning the idea of quitting newspapers without having something lined up.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The sportswriter part about not seeing other people is a huge deal. When I left, my situation was different because I had my own family, and between school and other activities I would see people. But there was a big loss of identity there. I started meeting some guys for breakfast every Saturday morning, which is a total old-guy thing but is very necessary for me to be out there communicating with actual people about actual grown-up things.
  6. ColemanSWMO

    ColemanSWMO New Member

    Well, that was disheartening to read. Silver lining I guess is I'm just a freelancer.

    That being said, I have my doubts I'll make a career out of sports writing and am worrying myself silly on how to pay bills. I'm 24 with a degree in English and I feel as if my life is going nowhere compared to a lot of people I went to college with. I'm trying to figure out of there's a good job I can take locally that provides me enough time to freelance to my heart's content.
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