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Friday, October 21, 2005

Nobody wants to be a journalist anymore

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 10:06 AM

I know my posts about the fate of the newspaper industry aren't the most popular posts on this blog, but it's a national conversation that interests me, and I think it's relevant. I just read this article by Mark McGuire, of the Albany Times Union, in which he relates his recent talk with high school journalism students. He was speaking to 55 students. Only one wanted to go into newspaper reporting.

Newspapers are in crisis in this country, and I don't think that's such a good thing, especially since I have no clue what could realistically replace them. So I keep bringing this up, in hopes of stimulating discussion.

Anybody who wants to eavesdrop on the national conversation among journalists should visit Jim Romenesko's blog at the Poynter site.

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Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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