Pressing Matters

nbcnightlynews:

Which college majors are most in demand by employers? Here’s a look:
More info: http://nbcnews.to/1l6IC7w

Not surprised to see communication and journalism at the bottom of this list. However, it certainly makes me sad. Truth-seekers help build the walls of the Fourth Estate —  a foundation of an informed electorate and society.

To my fellow journalists out there who majored in journalism or communication (I myself majored in mass communication with a concentration in journalism): Do you think your journalism degree has been helpful in landing a job after graduation? Why or why not? 
Let’s get some dialogue going. I’ll compile some and/or all of the responses in a future post.

nbcnightlynews:

Which college majors are most in demand by employers? Here’s a look:

More info: http://nbcnews.to/1l6IC7w

Not surprised to see communication and journalism at the bottom of this list. However, it certainly makes me sad. Truth-seekers help build the walls of the Fourth Estate —  a foundation of an informed electorate and society.

To my fellow journalists out there who majored in journalism or communication (I myself majored in mass communication with a concentration in journalism): Do you think your journalism degree has been helpful in landing a job after graduation? Why or why not?

Let’s get some dialogue going. I’ll compile some and/or all of the responses in a future post.

outofprintclothing:

R.I.P. Gabriel García Márquez

Especially during the tough times, the difficult deadlines and the sorrowful stories we must sometimes tell, this is great advice for journalists. 

outofprintclothing:

R.I.P. Gabriel García Márquez

Especially during the tough times, the difficult deadlines and the sorrowful stories we must sometimes tell, this is great advice for journalists. 

(via washingtonpost)

newspaperbaton:

Old school iPad. #newspaperbaton #wheresthedeletekey http://ift.tt/1kRmCA3

Sometimes, I find myself wondering what wonderful rhythmic clacks reporters orchestrated as deadlines neared in newsrooms back when typewriters were the standard. 

newspaperbaton:

Old school iPad. #newspaperbaton #wheresthedeletekey http://ift.tt/1kRmCA3

Sometimes, I find myself wondering what wonderful rhythmic clacks reporters orchestrated as deadlines neared in newsrooms back when typewriters were the standard. 

"But now I’m wondering if what I consider “reporting” is just a form of aggregating, of skimming, of lifting the best parts of a scientist’s work and repurposing it for my own interests. These scientists have spent many, many years doing research, much of it at the very edge of the knowable, where finding a new piece of solid data is a laborious process that may require long nights at the computer or the laboratory bench, or mulling a bust of Galileo, and this work has to be slotted among other obligations, including grant applications, peer-reviewing papers, teaching, advising graduate students, holding office hours, serving on faculty committees and schmoozing at the faculty club. And here I am calling up and saying: “Give me the fruit of your mental labors.” Asking for the ripest fruit, as it were. Asking not just for information but for wisdom. Give it to me! For free. And they did, because they always do, because we have a system of sorts."
"Nine in ten 18-to-29-year-olds watch online videos, and almost half, 48%, watch online news videos. That is equal to the 49% of 30-to-49-year-olds who watch online news video and outpaces the 27% of 50-to-64-year-olds and 11% of those 65 and older who do the same."