This is so important!
I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.
Don’t be me.
Get out there Journo-Grads!
"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."
(via xkcd: Free Speech)
Thank you XKCD! This is so accurate.
Today, the term ink-stained wretches is exactly one-third accurate.
Journalists aren’t quite so blotched from pens and printers, now that the newspaper die-out has wiped out 50 years of advertising gains in a decade. With cleaner shirts, less paper, and worse pay, we’re more like carpal-tunnel wretches. We’re older on average than we used to be, slightly more moral, and far more lugubrious about the future of our profession.
Here is the state of the American journalist, according to a survey from Indiana University.
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A pioneering female journalist at a time when women were relegated to the lifestyle section, Elizabeth Jane Cochran, writing under the pen name “Nellie Bly,” pulled off stunt journalism that entranced America and had its part in shifting the world a bit. So why is Nellie Bly’s reputation such that people have to seek her out, that we don’t read her words today?
I am unbelievably excited to share that I will be joining the BBC World Service for a month long work placement in London from the end of May to the end of June!