Saturday, May 24, 2008

Selling Out From Journalism to Publishing

My Sister-In-Law, who will be finishing her undergraduate degree in Journalism, told me she is considering "selling-out" by going into copy editing in the publishing industry rather than take up writing for newspapers. She is even considering writing a book, which her classroom friends also consider selling out because it "is not real newspaper writing."

I assured her that despite a great disparity in supply, I have read many great books, but have read few, if any, great newspaper articles.

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