Just the other day, a dear friend was laid off from a local newspaper after serving that newspaper loyally for 28 years. His story isn’t unique.
We all lose, of course, when really smart reporters are laid off or take buyouts.
Fit to Print is a new film that documents this ongoing carnage in traditional journalism – and the loss to American readers.
But what happens happens to older reporters when they exit the stage?
And what happens to younger journalists who can’t find jobs in a shrinking industry?
Those who feel they were born to be journalists — and don’t let hopelessness, despair and isolation destroy them — join an army of freelance writers and editors.
With this in mind, Florida’s amazing and revered Poynter Institute is offering a teaching seminar in October for freelance journalists — at reduced rates.
(I play a small role, as a visiting faculty member.)
Here’s the seminar link. Please pass it on.