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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-24-09 06:26 AM
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2. Get out.
Newsies are dying. Many think they can morph to the internet and get paid by readers. It won't happen. Huffpo is a decent online rag... convince them that when they can no longer write one or two paragraph "synopsis" and post a link to a real newspaper, that they will need writers that do investigative reporting (they already have plenty of OpEd bloggers / writers). Be willing to work for peanuts and then DIG a find a story, any story. Write well and hope for the best. If one of your stories catches the public's fancy, write a book and save all the money you make from it.

Good luck. We are all depending on you.
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  - 'Print journalism' meaning 'writing,' or what?  elleng   May-24-09 05:23 AM   #1 
  - Lilke there are openings in teaching?  LWolf   May-24-09 09:36 AM   #10 
     - Depends on lots of things.  elleng   May-24-09 11:50 AM   # 
     - dupe  elleng   May-24-09 11:50 AM   #12 
  - Get out.  lapfog_1   May-24-09 06:26 AM   #2 
  - Start you own blog.  JamesA1102   May-24-09 06:40 AM   #3 
  - Are you a writer, an editor? nt.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-24-09 06:52 AM   #4 
  - Read Jeffrey Zeldmans book about transitioning to the web.  geckosfeet   May-24-09 07:16 AM   #5 
  - my opinion is....  madrchsod   May-24-09 07:27 AM   #6 
  - Help your paper transition  sandnsea   May-24-09 07:53 AM   #7 
  - My father was a print journalist for 52 years  DFW   May-24-09 08:07 AM   #8 
  - Learn New Technology...  KharmaTrain   May-24-09 08:17 AM   #9 
  - Very sorry to hear this  shadowknows69   May-24-09 09:53 AM   #11 
  - Go freelance (in stages)  anigbrowl   May-24-09 12:38 PM   #13 
  - Good idea.  Cetacea   May-24-09 01:50 PM   #14 
  - Recognize that the newspaper industry is in its death throes.  Moondog   May-24-09 02:08 PM   #15 
  - The planet is. Newspaper industry? Not so much.  Cetacea   May-24-09 07:53 PM   #17 
  - As one who looks forward to the "thump" of my morning paper,  mainer   May-24-09 02:29 PM   #16 
  - One group in the newspaper industry is actually thriving...  Badgerman   May-24-09 08:11 PM   #18 
  - Unfortunately, the small papers tend to pay little or nothing. n/t  Kat45   May-24-09 09:06 PM   #20 
  - Take up cage fighting  AngryAmish   May-24-09 08:15 PM   #19 
 

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