Journocide: Killing Tomorrow’s Journalists

| 12/2/2009 1:44:44 PM

The paltry pay and job losses that plague the media industry aren’t just hurting current journalists, they’re killing the next generation of professional scribes who will never have the chance to work inside a newsroom. Looking at the industry today, young people can be forgiven for not wanting to work as journalists. Even if they wanted to, available jobs are few and far between. “If nothing changes,” Allan D. Mutter writes for his blog, “the next generation of journalists will give up and move on to entirely different pursuits.”

That would be a tragedy for society, according to Mutter. He writes, “The loss will deprive citizens in the future with the insights that only can be delivered by dedicated professionals with the time, skills and motivation to dig deeply into difficult stories.”

Source: Reflections of a Newsosaur


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