We just completed an exploratory profile on journalism. We interviewed an NPR correspondent and a writer for the New Yorker, and spent a day reading the best advice we could find on the career.
When it comes to having a social impact, journalism might not be the first career you think of, but we think it’s actually a pretty good option, because you can use it as a platform to promote neglected causes to a big audience. The main downside is its competitiveness, which is exacerbated by reductions in the number of positions over the last decade. Spending a couple of years in journalism is also better for career capital than it first looks, because you can use it the build a good network.
Read the rest of the profile.