Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Academics’ Advice to Young Scholars Has a Familiar Ring to It

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 10th, 2015

As reporters at The Chronicle of Higher Education, we occupy an interesting space in the social-media observatory. Being plugged into the worlds of both journalism and academe often yields some striking parallels.
Case in point: #AdviceForYoungJournalists, the hashtag spinoff of a column by Fusion’s Felix Salmon entitled “To all the young journalists asking for advice … ” basically advises young journalists not to be journalists if they can help it (a great Monday pick-me-up for yours truly). The column was greeted on Twitter with a fair amount of groaning, satirical riffs, and plenty of competing takes.

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