Who are we kidding? Those outfits aren’t really hiring.
But Hunter Walker (formerly a blogger with mediabistro.com and many other places) reports that somebody is hiring…and it’s TMZ.com.
It’s admirable that Levin has found a way to make a profitable newsroom, but it’s beyond depressing that one of the few viable futures for professional journalism involves obsessive coverage of drugged-out starlets and endless Octomom updates.
Apparently after Levin’s speech, he was “mobbed” by j-school students with resumes in hand.
Walker again: “The stereotype of j-school students is that we all enroll with visions of writing ponderous Pulitzer-bait features and breaking Watergate-sized scoops, but in today’s job market, it seems like a lot of us would be content writing about reality TV stars.”
“A” for initiative, at least.