REBLOG: The not-so-silly reason I left journalism (and why copywriting worked better)

This article, though dated, still offers immense food-for-thought about the world of journalism, and why so many people are leaving the field…

EXCERPT:

The not-so-silly reason I left journalism (and why copywriting worked better)

Bring on the hustle and flow.

Recently, there was a bit of a minor journalistic scandal in my town. There was plenty of hubbub about social media, journalistic integrity, and what it means to talk to the press.

There was a lot of hubbub about it, and a lot of good discussions.

Through it all, my main thought was, Man, am I glad I’m not a part of that scene anymore.

That is to say, I felt relief at no longer being a journalist.

That part of my career is 90% in the past. I’ll report on a story or pass it to a journo friend if it’s absolutely relevant.

But a job in journalism? No thanks.

I left journalism to become a copywriter because of one big factor: Compassion.

Journalism is not a compassionate field. Nor

 

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

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