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Career goals & journalism

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From an  interview of remembrances and views with Phyllis Orrick,  a longtime alternative weekly journalist formerly with City Paper and the New York Press, who lives in Berkeley, CA.

Question: If a young person, say 18 years old, asked you today whether journalism — in its current permutation — was a worthwhile career goal, what would you say? When we were that age, the whole field was more glamorous, with the Pentagon Papers, Watergate and scads of serious magazines and daring publications on the newsstand. It was exciting. Could you, in good conscience, make a recommendation that journalism is a wise path to pursue?

Orrick: Sure. It gives you an excuse to go anywhere and talk to anyone and forces you to think out loud in front of thousands of people.


Written by mroberts8

02/13/2010 at 12:07 am

Posted in Newstraining

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