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Keeping it real

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    In light of the recent crap that has been happening in places like Greensboro, N.C., would you honestly advise a senior in high school or college to pursue journalism as a profession?
  2. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't try and guide a lost soul this way, but if he/she was already considering this business, I would tell them to go for it, but beware.
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    My niece just finished her sophomore year in high school and her second year on the school paper. I believe that if she continues to want to be a journalist, she'd be a good one. If I thought she'd suck at it, I would try to talk her out of it. She's heard the good and the bad from me, but if it's what fulfills her, she's going to do OK. There's always going to be a market for good, young, cheap talent.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    I know what you're saying about good young cheap talent Frank. But at some point, they become old and that's when they become "expendable." When you and I broke in, longevity was possible. You can't say that any more and that's sad.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I'm optimistic journalists can still have strong careers if they steer toward areas that demand (and reward) specific technical expertise. The ones who have already realized this and have adapted will never be without a job in the media unless they choose to get out.
  6. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Us youngin's don't have to worry. We've got all the computer tallent, even if online is the next big thing (whatever that means. Some day we'll know), we'll adapt fine.
  7. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Yes, I would. And I have.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I have no qualms recommending it ... if for no other reason than there are many more entry points into the business than a daily newspaper.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Reel E. Reel didn't start this thread?
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

  11. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    My brother's in college journalism right now.

    I tell him he'll have no problem getting an entry-level job somewhere when he graduates. Try the business for two years. If you love it, keep at it. If not, look at it as a valuable life experience and move on to something else.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Shouldnt this be on the journalism board?
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