Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting a journalism job - the view from London

Ed Caesar ruminates in a column from the London Sunday Times this past week about why so many folks want to enter journalism school even as he exposes the underbellied reality of getting a job in the newspaper business these days.

It's a good read, filled, of course, with delightful Britishisms (if you can ignore that the paper's Web publishing system seems to have randomly cut off the first letters of several sentences).

The shortcoming is that he frames it entirely in the concept of the newspaper - and the British nationals. Journalism is quite a bit more these days, which might explain why there is the demand.

Still, one truism remains - it's no place to get rich.

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