This article, though dated, still offers immense food-for-thought about the world of journalism, and why so many people are leaving the field…
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.
The Oregonian responds to Commissioner Chloe Eudaly complaints against local journalists in posts that she thought were…cni.pmgnews.com
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