No surprise here. But Steve Rubel’s post in his terrific blog, Micro Persuasion, had me thinking about my own fate back in 2001. Yes, yes, after 9/11. As a trained photojournalist, I found it bloody hard to find work and even in those outlets that did hire me on as a freelancer things were slow. Nevermind the countless assignments I shot for Indian magazines out of sheer desperation. Now this news.
Well, as I said I am not surprised. Being an effective blogger or a savvy public relations officer has more of a future for those passionate about telling the truth or spinning it. If you want to have anything even remotely do do with stuffy old journalism, good luck.
Good God, did I just say that? I might have just shot myself in the foot.