Monday, December 19, 2005

The best job in the world

My former editor at the Baltimore Sun, Trif Alatzas, once told me "being a reporter is the best job in the world." I agree with that statement, but unfortunately, journalism as an industry kind of sucks right now.

No matter what, I don't think I will leave this industry voluntarily. Would you leave a dying family member at his or her darkest hour?

From the LA Times:
What's killing the messengerBy Steven Barrie-Anthony, Times Staff Writer
IT'S a gloomy Christmastime for print journalism. There have always been doomsayers in this business — we're a curmudgeonly breed — but after a year of hard knocks and tough realizations, even happy-go-lucky newshounds are questioning their fate."The sooner [2005] is over, the better," says Michael Massing, a Columbia Journalism Review contributor. "There have been so many negative developments, it's easy to say, 'Things can only get better.' But that's probably wishful thinking.",1,4391224.story?coll=la-headlines-lifestyle

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