Is there a journalists’ graveyard where redundant Hacks shuffle off to die?

July 31, 2009

Great advice here for journalism students on securing new online opportunities, but what about seasoned Hacks? What lies ahead for them – apart from expensive re-training? And can any of them adapt to online journalism? Place your bets please.

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4 Responses to “Is there a journalists’ graveyard where redundant Hacks shuffle off to die?”

  1. Linda said

    I wrote about this a while back, hope it may be useful/interesting/something to point and laugh at:

    http://www.freelancewritingtips.com/2009/03/ten-things-every-regional-journalist-who-has-been-made-redundant-should-do.html

  2. Mark Potts has a very good piece about transferring your journalistic/editing skills out into the corporate world – http://bit.ly/4r2SZs

    Also, online journalism is much like offline journalism – in some ways it’s a purer form. Yes, you do have to familarise yourself with CMS-type systems and SEO (search engine optimisation) – but really you can do a lot of this yourself, with no need for any investment but your time.

    Whether seasoned hacks are prepared to put in that investment is another matter though…

    • bristoleditor said

      Hi Simon

      Excellent inputs, and I am largely in agreement with you – especially on the question of whether journos will invest.

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