Saturday, October 10, 2009

“They’d Pay Me If They Could:” Three Recent NYU Grads on the Difficulties of Landing a Media Gig

From NYU Local:

At the end of Clarissa Explains It All, Melissa Joan Hart’s character moves to Manhattan for a reporting job at a newspaper. Today, however, landing a post-graduate journalism job isn’t as easy as waving your teenage wand. (Zing.) Gourmet just folded, newspapers are in turmoil, etc. So what’s a bright-eyed, diploma-clutching, aspiring writer to do? Start a blog? Fight for links? Pray for print? We turned to three graduates – a famed NYU Local writer, a former Washington Square News editor-in-chief, and Local’s entertainment editor emeritus – to find out.

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