What Happens to Journalists When No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore?

As newsrooms disappear, veteran older reporters are being forced from the profession. That’s bad for journalism — and democracy.

this March 4 article on BillMoyers.com looks at downsized journalists — “men and women who had gotten hooked on the profession as young, ink-stained idealists, only to find themselves cast out in mid- or later life. These veterans spoke of forced buyouts and failed job searches — of lost purpose, lost confidence, even lost homes”.

What impact is this having on American journalism, democracy and media as a whole? I know several of you are journalism majors. How do you feel about these developments, in relation to your own future career paths?

On a related note, here is a clip of Ted Koppel “giving it” to Bill O’Reilly over the changes in journalism he’s contributed to

The associated Salon article is here: Watch Ted Koppel shred Bill O’Reilly for making journalism “irrelevant” when it comes to Donald Trump


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