“So You Want to Be a Journalist” Posted on December 14, 2010 by Yves Smith Some comic relief, hat tip reader Scott: Post navigation ← Iowa AG Miller Commits to Prosecution of Bank Execs, Seeking Principal Mods Republican Members of FCIC to Promote Crisis Urban Legends, Shift Blame From Banks → Subscribe to Post Comments 7 comments Doctor Stock December 15, 2010 at 1:39 am Haha… great stuff. Thanks… David December 15, 2010 at 1:46 am That was pretty funny, will show it to a cousin who wants a journalism career. A. Citizen December 15, 2010 at 3:08 am Yeah, and I’m gonna be rich someday. Noni Mausa December 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm 100% true, I can attest to that. Local journos don’t get half the respect they deserve, for what they put up with just to do their jobs. And the pay’s nothing to warble about, either. Still, I consider it one of the best jobs in the world, at least in countries where it’s non-lethal. What other job allows you to casually call up the Governor General, a hospital head of gerontology, and a retired heavyweight champion, all on the same day, for the same story? What other job requires constant learning and research, and the mental juggling of hundreds of facts and previous experiences? What other job has you taking a raw handful of facts and deciding what form the resulting story will take? ‘Cos it’s not the editor, usually it’s just you and your memories and the scrabbled notes in your special shorthand.* It’s just the best, which is probably why people still do it despite the accurate drawbacks listed in the video. Noni *They want my sources? they can have my notes — with few exceptions only I and God know what I have written down. Sometimes only God. Norman December 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm Goodness, it seems that I read something over at AB this morning that sounds like the guy in the “I want to be a journalist” cut. Another pearl from Noni. matthew slaughter December 16, 2010 at 12:39 am “What other job allows you to casually call up the Governor General, a hospital head of gerontology, and a retired heavyweight champion, all on the same day, for the same story? What other job requires constant learning and research, and the mental juggling of hundreds of facts and previous experiences?” hedge fund manager? MARILYN the Dinosaur December 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm I love the New York Times and I like reading the paper. Online is not the same as holding it in your hands! Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!