Friday, July 21, 2006

Matt Perrone: budding journalist

Those who are in the journalism profession, or regret taking a PR or HR job instead of a low-paying reporting or copy editing job should check out today:

The article not only nails the futility that many reporters feel in this age of slashed staff and budgets as more and more journalism grads enter the workforce each year. Writer Matt Perrone also does a great job retelling his meeting with Jayson Blair. When he was interviewing Blair, the disgraced reporter was still looking for a job. It's sad to think that even in his disgrace, he is still more recognized that some of the best reporters for the Financial Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Celebrity has a way of doing that to people.


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